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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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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

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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Hctz (Definition)

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