Htz is a diuretic (water pill) medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). This medicine reduces excess fluid levels in the body and trea... View More
Uses of Htz
Side effects of Htz
How to use Htz
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Htz is to be taken with fo... View More
How Htz works
Htz is a diuretic which lowers blood pressure by removing extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels an... View More
What if you forget to take Htz?
If you miss a dose of Htz, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regul... View More
Hypertension, Congestive heart failure, Oedema, Diabetes insipidus, Renal tubular acidosis
Should be taken with food.
Oral Hypertension Adult: Initially, 12.5 mg, may increase to 25-50 mg once daily as necessary either alone or w/ other antihypertensives. Elderly: 12... View More
Oral Hypertension Child: <6 mth 1-3 mg/kg/day in 1-2 divided doses. Max: 37.5 mg daily; 6 mth to 2 yr 1-2 mg/kg/day in 1-2 divided doses. Max: 37.5 ... View More
Renal impairment CrCl <10 mL/min: Avoid use CrCl >10 mL/min: Dose adjustment not necessary; not effective with CrCl <30 mL/min unless used in combinat... View More
Hypersensitivity to sulfonamide-derived drugs, anuria, severe renal impairment.
Mode of Action
Hydrochlorothiazide inhibits the reabsorption of Na and chloride in the distal tubules causing increased excretion of Na and water K and hydrogen ions.
Patients w/ electrolyte disturbances, history of gout, allergy or bronchial asthma, DM, parathyroid disease, hypercholesterolaemia. May exacerbate SLE. ... View More
Electrolyte disturbances, weakness, hypotension, pancreatitis, jaundice, diarrhoea, vomiting, sialadenitis, cramping, constipation, gastric irritation, ... View More
Increases toxicity of lithium. May potentiate orthostatic hypotension w/ barbiturates and narcotics. Enhanced neuromuscular blocking action of competiti... View More