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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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