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Htz may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
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Htz may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing bab... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Htz is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmfu... View More
Htz may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Htz should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Htz may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Htz is ... View More
Htz should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Htz may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Side effects of Htz
- Increased blood uric acid
- Decreased potassium level in blood
- Glucose intolerance
- Altered blood lipid level
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
- Htz helps lower blood pressure and also removes excess water from your body.
- Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
- It makes you feel dizzy. Avoid driving and attention requiring activity until you know how it affects you.
- Avoid alcohol intake while taking Htz as it may increase the dizziness.
- It may cause a sudden drop of sodium level in blood. Avoid low sodium diet while you are taking this medication.
- Monitor your blood pressure after starting Htz, and notify your doctor if it does not lower down.
- Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or muscle weakness that does not go away.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
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
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