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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

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

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How long does it take for lisinop/hctz 20-25 mgtab to get out of your system?

Time span of drugs: Lisinopril should be out of one's body in about 24-48 hours after its being stopped. Hct is out of one's body within 24 hours after stopping it. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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I haven't been able to take my hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25mg yet today as it is being delivered to me later tonite by a relative. Is this ok & will I feel any different?

NCTM missed dose: This should not cause any problems. If you take it closer to bed time you may have to use the restroom more during the night. ...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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Is it safe to take two hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) pill in one day?

Is it safe to take two hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) pill in one day?

Some use 2x/day: Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is a mild diuretic most often used to treat hypertension. It is often used once daily but some use 2 times a day. So, it is ok to use 2x/day, but I would advise that you check with your doc to find out why you would need to use 2x/day, especially being your age at 24? More likely to have side effects from 2 vs 1 pill per day. So, consult doc. Good luck. ...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. ...Read more

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I'm on lisin/hctz 20/12.5. Lately my pressure is high. Can I take 11/2 pills to help the pressure to go down.?

I'm on lisin/hctz 20/12.5. Lately my pressure is high. Can I take 11/2 pills to help the pressure to go down.?

Sounds: Like you need a higher dose or even an additional medication. Not a good idea to increase your medicines without speaking with your doctor. Call or see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I'm on toprol/hctz. Bp at home I will take 3 readings minutes apart. First one always higher, then they go down. 138/82, 124/77, 122/75. What's going on?

Normal BP: These are all acceptable and fine blood pressure readings for a 53 yo male on blood pressure medications. The BP will always fluctuate a bit. There is nothing here of any concern. ...Read more

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Can she take generic diuretic (instead of hctz) with lisonipril 10mg?

Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is generic: What you are taking with lisnopril is hydrochlorthiazide and it is generic and so is lisnopril. They come as combination in one pill lisnopril/hctz 12/12.5 or lisnopril/hctz 1o/25 mgm
if you have any other concern discuss with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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How long hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and enalapril is active in the body?

A bit > 1 day: This combination of medications is typically taken once a day, so it stays active for a least that long. Likely to be completely out of your body after a week. ...Read more

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Is Indapamide associated with ED? How about HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide)?

Erectile Dysfunction: Side effects of HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) may include decreased libido & sexual dysfunction. Per Drugs. Com – 88% of patients report no change of libido and 12% report improved libido with use of Indapamide (Lozol). Sexual dysfunction was not listed as a side effect of Indapamide ...Read more

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My dr prescribed 50 mg of losartan and 25 mg of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). is this a normal combination?

My dr prescribed 50 mg of losartan and 25 mg of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). is this a normal combination?

Very normal: Sure is. Like peanut butter and jelly. Peas and carrots. Hugs and kisses. That combination is effective, safe, and used very commonly because the losartan helps cancel a troublesome side effect of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) (potassium wasting) and hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) potentiates the effect of losartan. Your dr is on the ball. ...Read more

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I accidentally took two losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 100-12.5 mg tabs I am a 63 year old female weight 109?

I accidentally took two losartan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 100-12.5 mg tabs I am a 63 year old female weight 109?

MoniTor closely: Monitor your BP closely. It will most likely not cause much trouble, but if you start to feel faint, pass out, or start having chest pain, you need to get checked. Bed careful standing up quickly as you may get dizzy. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dr prescribed 50 mg of losartan and 25 mg of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). is this normal?

What do you suggest if my dr prescribed 50 mg of losartan and 25 mg of hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). is this normal?

BP medications: Your mother's doctor has diagnosed her with hypertension and started her on losartan, which is a BP medicine along with HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) that is a diuretic. HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) also lowers BP. I suggest that nothing needs to be done, as this is a normal way to treat high BP. ...Read more

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I took 100-25mg of losartan-hctz at 8;30am today and accidentally took another at 8;30pm 12 hours apart should I be concered?

I took 100-25mg of losartan-hctz at 8;30am today and accidentally took another at 8;30pm 12 hours apart should I be concered?

Depends: If you are not feeling lightheaded, nauseous, tremulous then you are not symptomatic from low BP and will likely be ok, drink fluids with high sodium content to bring your BP back up and if those mentioned above symptoms persist for a long time and you feel close to passing out, please seek medical care for IV fluids. ...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