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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. Janice Alexander
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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 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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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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Is it safe to take lisinopril hctz while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take lisinopril hctz 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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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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Started taking Hydrochlorothiazide 3 days ago for HBP, and it makes my vision blury and sensitive to light, are these normal side effects? I'm 21

Started taking Hydrochlorothiazide 3 days ago for HBP, and it makes my vision blury and sensitive to light, are these normal side effects? I'm 21

Side effects: Hydorchlorthizide (H) can cause blurred vision. For a complete list of side side effects go to: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/hydrochlorothiazide-side-effects.html. I would tell your physician (P) about your problem and see if the H can be changed for another BP medicine. I would also ask him to consider you to have secondary hypertension. Having essential HBP at 21 years of age is most unusual. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking hydrochlorothiazide?

Can you drink alcohol while taking hydrochlorothiazide?

It depends: On how much. A beer with pizza is probably okay, but a fifth of whiskey, no. Alcohol is also a diurectic and when combined with a water pill could potentially further lower your blood pressure. ...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