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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: Throat tightness

Posted By Anonymous in www.everydayhealth.com on January 9, 2014 @ 12:00 am


Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pruritus, Rash, Blood potassium abnormal

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 11, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... BP but it was wrecking havoc with my potassium levels so I was taking potassium pills. Then after a year or so, started getting a rash that spread over arms, torso, legs, etc. Itching so severe that...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Blood pressure increased

Posted By anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on January 1, 2011 @ 12:00 am

My Dr. prescribed the 12.5 caps for my consistent borderline high bloodpressure. at times it seems to work fine at other times, when i'm stressed it does not. i have had higher readings. it is also...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug screen

Posted By ray in fdb.rxlist.com on August 22, 2010 @ 12:00 am

can microzide be mistakeing for any type of speed in drug scree

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Joint swelling, Dry eye, Weight increased

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on July 16, 2010 @ 12:00 am

... I noticed my eyes were very dry, went to eye doctor and he said diurectics can dry eyes out. Got off of it, switched to another med that caused weight gain and swelling of ankles, now thinking of tryi...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypersensitivity, Vasculitis, Blood pressure decreased

Posted By para in fdb.rxlist.com on June 23, 2010 @ 12:00 am

developed hypersensitive vasculitis, didn't bring down blood pressure enough.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Adverse drug reaction, Constipation

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 30, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: did not decrease fluid in ankles and knees. actually decreased urine flow. caused constipation. bp was fine while taking it. no longer taking this med.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypertension

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on January 24, 2010 @ 12:00 am

My doctor prescribed 12.5 mg of Microzide about 9 months ago for high blood pressure. Initially, the medication worked very well. However, at my last appointment, the doctor informed me that my blood ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Hrsilverfox in fdb.rxlist.com on September 22, 2009 @ 12:00 am

I am taking lisinopril, my blood pressure was not as low as it should have been. My Dr. prescribed in addition to that medication the Microzide. My blood pressure with that added is under control now....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on July 28, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Have been taking for about 8 months and have had no problems. Seems to be helping keep my blood pressure down.

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