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Ingredients: Hydrochlorothiazide
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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.

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Blindness, Heart rate irregular, Insomnia, Oedema

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 18, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: retina detachment, blindness, swollen legs and feet, insomnia irregular heartbeat, Had I known the severity of the side effects I NEVER would have taken this. The blindness wa...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By harbon in fdb.rxlist.com on January 29, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Raied my cholesterol to 240.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Muscle spasms, Abasia, Pain, Dry skin

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 28, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Muscle cramps in arms, neck and back. Painful to lift arms above head. Dry skin and extremely dry feet that cracked so it hurt to walk.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Muscular weakness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 13, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I had muscle weakness taking this drug. I could BARELY lift items and move items that's how weak I was! Also, diuretics in general can cause erectile dysfuntion so if you're a guy, stay...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 13, 2010 @ 12:00 am

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia, Weight decreased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 12, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: My blood pressure has been a little high so my doc put me on this medication. I lost 30 pounds within 3 months. Loved that! However, my hair started falling out. It took about six month...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By sunflowerdance in facebook.com on September 24, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Here are just a few things you need to worry about when taking the most common high blood pressure medicines: → Diuretics - these seemingly harmless "water pills" cause an increase in urination...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Rawoody in drugs.com on October 25, 2005 @ 12:00 am

I found 3 types of pills that meet your specs: small, orange, and a diuretic. Unfortunately, all three types are prescription drugs. Their Brand names are Hydrodiural,Esidrix, and Aldactone. I ...

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