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Is stopping hydrochlorothiazide suddenly dangerous? My other blood pressure pills warn to not stop them suddenly or there could be bad side effects. Is it the same for hydrochlorothiazide?
No: But this is excellent that you asked this since many medications can be problematic if you stop suddenly. ...Read more
Is rebound edema to be expected when stopping hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)? If so, how long does it last?
I just started taking 12.5 MG of hydrochlorothiazide. I was always a two glass a night wine drinker and I really miss my wine. Should I have to stop?
I am taking exforge hct (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and valsartan) 10mg/160mg/12.5mg BP tablet ;now my BP is ok 120/83; can I stop my tablet because dr. Told me one month I finished only 1 week?
Don't stop Meds: U should realize that it is the medications that keeping the BP under control. Discus with your md. ...Read more
Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for two days. Breast milk supply has immediately, drastically reduced. Will my supply come back if I stop the medicine?
Diuretics or "water pills" should not directly affect your breast milk production...But if it is dehydrating you, I suppose that it could.
Talk to your doc about stopping it and/or really increasing your fluid intake and see if that helps.
Good luck! ...Read more
I am dehydrated from a bad 48hr stomach bug (lots of diarrhea). Should I stop taking my hydrochlorothiazide (for hbp) for 1-2 days while I rehydrate?
Makes sense: Actually, if one has a blood pressure machine, one can check ones BP sitting and standing to help decide if the diuretic is needed. If ones BP is normal sitting and lower when one stands, then the diuretic is not needed; in that case, skipping the diuretic and rehydrating makes sense. Never hesitate to ask your physician good questions like this one. ...Read more
Diuretic: This medicine works through your kidneys to increase removal of salt and water from your blood stream. This will likely result in some increased urination for several hours. It lowers blood pressure, and may help with edema. Electrolytes, such as potassium and sodium, as well as renal function, will need to be monitored. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, it's fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hydrochlorothiazide: Hyrodchlorothiazide (H) is a diuretic which makes a patient urine more frequently. It can also cause glucose intolerance, low levels of potassium and magnesium, among others. As a result of the increased urine production, H will lower the BP of a patient. It is used to lower calcium levels in the urine of patients taking it. ...Read more
HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide): They are the same medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: It's so gentle, most people don't even know they're taking it. I know. I take it! ...Read more
I recently went to see a CNP and found that my BP was 153/107 that day. She gave me HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5mg QD. Now, 6 days later, my BP is 166/118.
Hypertension: You have hypertensive range of blood pressure, the hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) itself is not enough, you need more medicine also need to rule out any secondary cause for your hypertension. You are young and have this high of blood pressure need to rule out secondary causes. ...Read more
Does BP 91/71 is bad? I have this BP at work always. And at home 110/70 I am taking enalapril10bid with hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25 but I reduce this last one to 12.5
Low Blood Pressure?: Your blood pressure of 91/71 is not "low" if you have no symptoms, such as dizziness or weakness standing up or moving around. You are a young female and that pressure seems to be fine for you. If you have questions about your need for the hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) discuss this with your physician to arrive at an answer. ...Read more
I haven't been able to take my hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25mg yet today as it is being delivered to me later tonite by a relative. Is this ok & will I feel any different?
NCTM missed dose: This should not cause any problems. If you take it closer to bed time you may have to use the restroom more during the night. ...Read more
Yes: The medications work in two different ways and can be used together if recommended by your doctor. ...Read more
Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and sodium:
Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) by its mechanism rids the body of sodium and water and reduces blood pressure in the process.
If the craving is really bothersome, check with your doctor and check a sodium level. Its rare, but sometimes hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) can lower your sodium levels too much. ...Read more
Some use 2x/day: Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is a mild diuretic most often used to treat hypertension. It is often used once daily but some use 2 times a day. So, it is ok to use 2x/day, but I would advise that you check with your doc to find out why you would need to use 2x/day, especially being your age at 24? More likely to have side effects from 2 vs 1 pill per day. So, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I took two 20mg liisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5 by mistake. Will it hurt me in any way?
See below: Prob not drink more liquids rest for sev hours. ...Read more
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