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How effective is hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide) for treating hypertension?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Diuretic (H2O) pill

Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) has been the 1st line, go-to-drug for treating hypertension for a long time.
For those w/mild elevations, it can be quite effective by itself. It's effectiveness is additive when used in combination w/other blood pressure lowering medications in other classes, eg ACE inhibitors, ARBs, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, etc. Check out http://www.drugs.com/hctz.html

In brief: Diuretic (H2O) pill

Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) has been the 1st line, go-to-drug for treating hypertension for a long time.
For those w/mild elevations, it can be quite effective by itself. It's effectiveness is additive when used in combination w/other blood pressure lowering medications in other classes, eg ACE inhibitors, ARBs, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, etc. Check out http://www.drugs.com/hctz.html
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