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My blood pressure has been elevated in the morning for the past two weeks ranging from 184/102-- 96/60... I take benicar20 and Hydrochlorothiazide 25?

My blood pressure has been elevated in the morning for the past two weeks ranging from 184/102-- 96/60... I take benicar20 and Hydrochlorothiazide 25?

Too high: You need to contact your doctor. This much variability isn't normal and you may need further testing to exclude secondary causes of hypertension including adrenal or kidney problems. Blood pressure rises a few hours before you wake up in the morning and peaks in the middle of the afternoon. Benicar (olmesartan) and HCTZ work well together, but further refinements or testing is needed. Good luck! ...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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Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) may raise glucose levels. Never had this borderline problem before til taking this hypertensive med. What diuretic substitute should I ask for?

Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) may raise glucose levels. Never had this borderline problem before til taking this hypertensive med. What diuretic substitute should I ask for?

HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) and glucose: I would have your physician check your hemoglobin a1c to see if you have any diabetes while taking. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) (h). Another option is a diuretic called chlorthiadone (c), which does not raise glucose (g) levels. At age 59, you may have some chronic kidney disease (ckd) which would make both h and c ineffective. Ask your doctor if you have CKD and could be put on Furosemide alone, as it does not raise g. ...Read more

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Does or can Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) cause "high" uric acid levels? Dr put me on Allopurinol but I don't have gout or never have had.

Does or can Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) cause "high" uric acid levels? Dr put me on Allopurinol but I don't have gout or never have had.

Metabolic problem: Elevated uric acid levels besides gout attacks, possibly may also lead severe systemic problems, as some times my deposit in the eyes retinal vessels, heart muscle blood vessels of other critical areas, to prevent these comp, actions your doctor wants the levels down, always get hydrated drink plenty of fluids ...Read more

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I'm 51 and take hydrochlorothiazide. My creatinine level is 1.4 and my bun is 20. My bun/creat ratio is 14. Should I be concerned about kidney disease?

Observation: Your bun/creatinine ratio is minimally elevated. The hydrochlorothiazide itself makes you urinate more, this can lead to slight dehydration and the results in the ratio above, make sure you are adequately hydrated and the ratio doesn't increase by rechecking every 3-6 months until it is normal. ...Read more

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Should lisonpril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) be discontinued if I have had diarrhea since I started taking it 7 days ago. Blood test shows dehydration and elevated co2.

Should lisonpril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) be discontinued if I have had diarrhea since I started taking it 7 days ago. Blood test shows dehydration and elevated co2.

Diarrhea and meds: If you had diarrhea (d), your co2 would be low due to loss of alakli in your stool. Neither lisinopril/ hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) (l) are known to cause diarrhea. If you had d for 7 days, you need to contact your physician (p) or go to the er. I would stop your l, as your blood pressure would be low due to fluid loss seen with d. Is your potassium low? What fluids are you ingesting? Call your p or go to an er for help. ...Read more

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DR prescribed Monopril 5mg, HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5mg & KLOR-CON 4mg for mild, longtime HTN. My potassium levels are normal. Is KLOR-CON necessary or risky?

DR prescribed Monopril 5mg, HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5mg & KLOR-CON 4mg for mild, longtime HTN. My potassium levels are normal. Is KLOR-CON necessary or risky?

Probably not.: Any excess potassium would be eliminated in your urine, as long as your kidney function is normal. HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) is a diuretic, and your doctor wanted to make sure that you would not develop low K, which is dangerous. ...Read more

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Does Losartan + Hydrochlorothiazide combination increase S. Potassium level? What might be it's alternative for a DM, HTN, CKD & Psoriasis patient?

Does Losartan + Hydrochlorothiazide combination increase S. Potassium level? What might be it's alternative for a DM, HTN, CKD & Psoriasis patient?

Depends on Ckd: Losartan may rise potassium and HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) may lower it. Because of opposing effects potassium may stay stable/ normal. But net effect depends on degree of CKD. Potassium may be higher in advanced CKD. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

What will happen if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

Diuretic: This medicine works through your kidneys to increase removal of salt and water from your blood stream. This will likely result in some increased urination for several hours. It lowers blood pressure, and may help with edema. Electrolytes, such as potassium and sodium, as well as renal function, will need to be monitored. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

Please explain what happens if you take hydrochlorothiazide?

Hydrochlorothiazide: Is a diuretic, taking it will increase sodium excretion and urine volume. This results in increased urine output, decreased blood pressure and can also result in wash out of other electrolyte besides sodium. The extent of effect varies between patients. ...Read more

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Why does hydrochlorothiazide help treat hydroceles?

Why does hydrochlorothiazide help treat hydroceles?

No: There is no reason to believe that hydrochlorothiazide helps treat hydroceles. If a patient has scrotal edeam due to fluid overload, then a diuretic such as hydrochlorothiazide may help improve the condition by removing extra fluid from the patient. ...Read more

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Can I take propranolol & hydrochlorothiazide at the same?

Can I take propranolol & hydrochlorothiazide at the same?

Yes: The medications work in two different ways and can be used together if recommended by your doctor. ...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?

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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How long does it take for hydrochlorothiazide to start to work for edema?

How long does it take for hydrochlorothiazide to start to work for edema?

Not a good diuretic: Hydrochlorothiazide is not a very strong diuretic. It is mostly used for antihypertensive properties. Usually effect should be seen within the first couple of hours with increased urine output, although might not be very much increase. ...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?

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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Hctz (Definition)

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