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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: Difficulty walking, Cardiac flutter, Decreased interest, Insomnia, Libido decreased, Mood altered, Somnolence, Weight increased, Lupus-like syndrome

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 20, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... C. sadness, loss of interest. D. heart palpitations. E. sleeplessness, then drowsiness during the day. F. weight gain I am SO extremely upset right now! I stumbled onto this website while ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Myalgia, Hypersensitivity, Muscular weakness, Blood sodium decreased

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 24, 2012 @ 12:00 am

muscle pain, weakness messed up electrolyltes critically low sodium and chloride doctor put allergic to this drug and said I was never to take it or any drug containing ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on July 20, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I have been holding fluid for a while now. I saw a new doctor and she put me on this medicine. My blood pressure has decreased and my ankles are now a normal size, after only week!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Cough

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on July 15, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Since taking this medication, I have developed a chronic cough. I would like to know if it could be causing the cough.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Palpitations

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 15, 2009 @ 12:00 am


Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fasting

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 13, 2009 @ 12:00 am

... controlling my BP. I'm a classic "White Coat" person -- always reads high in the doctor's office but was generally 120/80 or below at home. However, after 2 years, I had a fasting glucose reading of 1...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Lupus-like syndrome

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 3, 2008 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: medicine-induced lupus Even though there is a low risk for drug-induced lupus, I wouldn't recommend this drug to anyone -- if you have an autoimmune disorder (such as fibromya...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness, Erectile dysfunction, Euphoric mood, Acute psychosis, Disturbance in sexual arousal, Loss of libido

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on October 24, 2007 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Had taken HCTZ for about 2 1/2 years with little or no problems. In the last six months, however, I started having dizziness/dizzy spells and feeling light headed. About 2 months ago...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dizziness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 10, 2007 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Slight dizziness and the too often feeling like I have to GO! It seems to bring down the BP when added to an ACE to get it to a normal reading.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Erectile dysfunction

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 3, 2006 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: impotence kicked my BP down great, but not worth the trade-off. I wonder how many people are on this AND Viagra.

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