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Doctor insights on: Taking Hydrochlorothiazide While Pregnant

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I just found out I'm pregnant. Can I keep taking my hydrochlorothiazide?

I just found out I'm pregnant. Can I keep taking my hydrochlorothiazide?

No: You should contact your Ob ASAP and have them choose a separate pregnancy safe medication for you. Diuretics are not recommended in pregnant women as a first line agent. All changes in mediations should be made with your Ob's input. BP should be checked and controlled. There are other alternatives. Best of luck ...Read more

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A 33 y g3p2 known to have controlled essential hypertion on propranolol and hydrochlorothiazide is pregnant in 6 weeks of g.A should we change meds?

A 33 y g3p2 known to have controlled essential hypertion on propranolol and hydrochlorothiazide is pregnant in 6 weeks of g.A should we change meds?

Yes: I would stop the hydrochlorthiazide as in pregnancy blood volume should rise and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) prevents that.
You could continue propanolol alone for now. The normal drop in BP in pregnancy may maintain your BP in the normal range initially. As your BP is followed, you could raise the dose of propanolol or add another drug only if BP rises >160/100. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take quinapril-hydrochlorothiazide while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No!: Quinapril can cause birth defects. Please tell your doctor if you are planning a pregnancy so that you can switch to another medication. None of the ace inhibitors are safe in pregnancy (many of them end in "-pril"). Only small amounts are in breastmilk, but I would consider another blood pressure medicine during nursing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Absolutely not: Lisinopril is a class of medications called an ace inhibitor. These medications should not be used during pregnancy as they can cause the baby's kidney to be damaged or worse to not develop at all. Managing high blood pressure in pregnancy is very important but it is crucial that you discuss other medication options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does my BP pills can affect the result of the pregnancy test? I am takin enalapril/hctz. 40 days cycle negative pregnant test

Does my BP pills can affect the result of the pregnancy test? I am takin enalapril/hctz. 40 days cycle negative pregnant test

BP meds: Actually if you are considering becoming pregnant, you should change the Enalapril as this is associated with birth defects. So would consult your doctor and do this first. ...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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1 25mg hydrochlorothiazide pill killed my erection last night, this morning it is still not there. Not taking it again, when will I get it back?

1 25mg hydrochlorothiazide pill killed my erection last night, this morning it is still not there. Not taking it again, when will I get it back?

Hydrochlorthiazide: At age 31, it unusual for you to have erectile dysfunction (ed). Hydrochlorthiazide (h) is a rare cause of ed. If you develop sexual side effects, such as impotence or a decrease in libido, it is difficult to know whether these problems are caused by another condition or h itself. However, if you develop any sexual side effects while taking h, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Does triameterene hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) start working immediately or does it take a few days to start working.? Taking it with 40 mg lisinopril.

Does triameterene hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) start working immediately or does it take a few days to start working.? Taking it with 40 mg lisinopril.

Hypertension: Triamterene/hctz should take effect within 24-48 hours to start bringing down your blood pressure. You should reach an optimal BP level in a week. Be sure to take the med as prescribed and followup as directed by your doctor. Weight control and limiting your sodium to 2000 mg daily are an important part of controlling hypertension. ...Read more

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What would be my signs to watch for if im having a reaction to me taking my lisinopril. 20-25 hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) twicw by mistake.. Don't have a way to check bp?

What would be my signs to watch for if im having a reaction to me taking my lisinopril. 20-25 hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) twicw by mistake.. Don't have a way to check bp?

Don't panic: Many people take that dose everyday intentionally. It may be a little much for you. Your BP may get a little lower than you're used to. If that happens, you may feel light headed, especially when you first get up. You can counteract the effects by drinking extra fluid and eating extra salt but I wouldn't advise doing that unless you're feeling dizzy. Who knows-tonight you may have the best BP ever. ...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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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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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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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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