Hydrochlorot

What is Hydrochlorot?

Hydrochlorothiazide (abbreviated HCTZ, HCT, or HZT), is a diuretic medication often used to treat high blood pressure and swelling due to fluid build up. Other uses include diabetes insipidus, renal tubular acidosis, and to decrease the risk of kidney stones in those with high calcium level in the urine. For high blood pressure it is often recommended as a first line treatment. HCTZ is taken by mouth and may be combined with other blood pressure medications as a single pill to increase the effectiveness.

Potential side effects include poor kidney function, electrolyte imbalances especially low blood potassium and less commonly low blood sodium, gout, high blood sugar, and feeling faint initially upon standing up. While allergies to HCTZ are reported to occur more often in those with allergies to sulfa drugs this association is not well supported. It may be used during pregnancy but is not a first line medication in this group.

It is in the thiazide medication class and acts by decreasing the kidneys' ability to retain water. This initially reduces blood volume, decreasing blood return to the heart and thus cardiac output. Long term, however, it is believed to lower peripheral vascular resistance.

Two companies, Merck and Ciba, state they discovered the medication which became commercially available in 1959. It is available as a generic drug and is not very expensive.

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isosorbide 120 mg me tattoprolol 50 mg, spironolactone 25 mg, norvac 10 mg, hydrochlorot 12.5 . I can't get my blood pressure under 150/80 taking...

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I have been prescribed Losartan 25mg, amlodipine 2.5 mg and Hydrochlorot 12.5 mg. when is best time to take these meds? This week I have had...

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Welcome. Thanks for your query and patience.
Amlodipine and Hydrochlorthiazide are best...

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I take 40mg Lisinopril and 25mg hydrochlorot I was having terrible cramping in hands, arms, legs, feet etc. I contributed this to a loss of...

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it could be various causes

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an allergic reaction is possible because of the combined symptoms of swelling and...

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I have been prescribed Losartan 25mg, amlodipine 2.5 mg and Hydrochlorot 12.5 mg. when is best time to take these meds? This week I have had...

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isosorbide 120 mg me tattoprolol 50 mg, spironolactone 25 mg, norvac 10 mg, hydrochlorot 12.5 . I can t get my blood pressure under 150/80 taking...

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Why do I OCCASIONALLY feel lightheaded after taking my BP meds ( Hydrochlorot 50 mg) & my vitamin ( Centrum Silver) in the morning. I've never...

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I am 31 years old and currently take hydrochlorot 25 mg (1/2 a pill a day) for blood pressure and dizzy spells. I ve been on it a little over one...

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