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Doctor insights on: Stopping Hydrochlorothiazide

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Hydrochlorothiazide (Definition)

This is a diuretic often used to treat high blood pressure. It can be used alone or often in combination with ...Read more


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Is rebound edema to be expected when stopping hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)? If so, how long does it last?

Is rebound edema to be expected when stopping hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)? If so, how long does it last?

No rebound: But if you have a condition causing edema that is left untreated, the swelling will come back until you get it under control. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is safe to stop taking hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Please tell me if it is safe to stop taking hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Safe to stop HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide): Only your physician (p) can tell you if it is safe to stop your hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). You should speak to your p and ask your p your question, as your p knows you best of all and will give you a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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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 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?

HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) and wine: 50s F from US Says She stopped wine when she started HCZ. I can think of no reason to stop wine when taking HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) unless blood Na low. I recommend a glass a day if you like it. I prefer Red. Cheers! ...Read more

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Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for two days. Breast milk supply has immediately, drastically reduced. Will my supply come back if I stop the medicine?

Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) for two days. Breast milk supply has immediately, drastically reduced. Will my supply come back if I stop the medicine?

Unknown: 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

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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?

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

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What is hydrochlorothiazide for?

What is hydrochlorothiazide for?

Hydrochlorthiazide: The drug is a diuretic or water pill and is taken to control high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is it bad to chew a hydrochlorothiazide tablet?

Is it bad to chew a hydrochlorothiazide tablet?

No: If it is just hydrochlorothiazine, it is immediate release and therefore is ok to crush or chew. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

What will happen if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

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

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Please describe the medication: hydrochlorothiazide?

Please describe the medication: hydrochlorothiazide?

Diuretic: This is a diuretic often used to treat high blood pressure. It can be used alone or often in combination with other blood pressure medications. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

Hydrochlorothiazide: Is a diuretic, taking it will increase sodium excretion and urine volume. This results in increased urine output, decreased blood pressure and can also result in wash out of other electrolyte besides sodium. The extent of effect varies between patients. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

I'm curious what could happen if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

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

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If hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) doesn't work to lower BP what would be the next med?

If hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) doesn't work to lower BP what would be the next med?

Depends: On who we are and what other medical conditions we might have. Some meds work better in certain ethnic groups. Other meds are picked if you have heart disease or diabetes. Talk with your doc about the best choices for you. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

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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?

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

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Why does hydrochlorothiazide help treat hydroceles?

Why does hydrochlorothiazide help treat hydroceles?

No: There is no reason to believe that hydrochlorothiazide helps treat hydroceles. If a patient has scrotal edeam due to fluid overload, then a diuretic such as hydrochlorothiazide may help improve the condition by removing extra fluid from the patient. ...Read more

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Can I take propranolol & hydrochlorothiazide at the same?

Yes: The medications work in two different ways and can be used together if recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm craving salt! Why? Am taking hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)

I'm craving salt! Why? Am taking hctz (hydrochlorothiazide)

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

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Is it safe to take two hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) pill in one day?

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

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How long does it take for hydrochlorothiazide to start to work for edema?

How long does it take for hydrochlorothiazide to start to work for edema?

Not a good diuretic: Hydrochlorothiazide is not a very strong diuretic. It is mostly used for antihypertensive properties. Usually effect should be seen within the first couple of hours with increased urine output, although might not be very much increase. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hctz (Definition)

HCTZ is a thiazide agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more