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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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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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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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Diabetes insipidus. May end up on desmopressin as hctz/indomethacin didn't work. How much should I expect to pay (no insurance)?

Diabetes insipidus.  May end up on desmopressin as hctz/indomethacin didn't work.  How much should I expect to pay (no insurance)?

Diabetes Insipidus: Des oppression is available as a branded or generic formulation, nasal spray, or vial. Tablets cost from $1.30 to $1.50 each. A 5ml spray is $100-150. Depending on the severity of the di, no medication is needed, or small doses can be prescribed. Primary polydipsia is generally not treated with desmopressin. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take meloxicam for arthritis with lisinopril hctz for hypertension?.My bp is 121/56 on it. meloxicam is the only pain med that works.

Is it ok to take meloxicam for arthritis with lisinopril  hctz for hypertension?.My bp is 121/56 on it. meloxicam is the only pain med that works.

You may find: that your BP goes up in that combination. Amlodipine (Norvasc) & chlorthalidone may be better choices. H Robert Silverstein MD, FACC. if you wish, I may be consulted on HealthTap. Recommended reading www.thepmc.org ...Read more

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Can i smoke marijuana with lisinopril-hctz 20-25 mg & loratadine 10 mg I have ADHD and more and weed is the only thing that works for me

Can i smoke marijuana with lisinopril-hctz 20-25 mg & loratadine 10 mg I have ADHD and more and weed is the only thing that works for me

Weed for what?: What, specifically, does weed work for, for you? You're insistent that it is "the only thing that works for me, " but you don't share the condition you feel it's essential in managing. Of course you can smoke whatever you want to -- but it may not be health-promoting. Good luck. ...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

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