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Suggest ways to taper off HCTZ?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: What is the best way to taper off HCTZ? (25 mg 1x daily) I experience severe rebound edema if stopping suddenly.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Try the following alongside salt restriction!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this rebound edema that you have reported. are you currently changing to new medications or why are you stopping drugs for high gloss pressure that need to be taken longterm? If stopping is advised, I will recommend you initially switch to 1/2tab daily for 1week, 1/2tab/2days for a week, 1/2tab/2days for 2weeks and then get off this drug. Also, avoid increased fluids and salt intake as this makes the rebound lore likely than not!

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.
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Suggest ways to taper off HCTZ?

Brief Answer: Try the following alongside salt restriction! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this rebound edema that you have reported. are you currently changing to new medications or why are you stopping drugs for high gloss pressure that need to be taken longterm? If stopping is advised, I will recommend you initially switch to 1/2tab daily for 1week, 1/2tab/2days for a week, 1/2tab/2days for 2weeks and then get off this drug. Also, avoid increased fluids and salt intake as this makes the rebound lore likely than not! I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.