Hydrochlorothiazide, HCTZ

Category: Diuretic

Hydrochlorothiazide, HCTZ Overview

Hydrochlorothiazide (abbreviated HCTZ, HCT, or HZT) is a diuretic medication often used to treat high blood pressure and swelling due to fluid build up.[2] 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.[2] For high blood pressure it is often recommended as a first line treatment.[2][3] HCTZ is taken by mouth and may be combined with other blood pressure medications as a single pill to incr...

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Hydrochlorothiazide and photosensitivity
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I have taken it for years for blood pressure and I was told to quit taking it because I have become photosensitive where I burn in the Sun in minutes. How long does it take to get it fully out of your system? ## It may take several weeks, to a month for it to fully process out and for things to return to normal. The FDA warns that you may also experience some withdrawal effects, such as fever, chills, elevated blood pressure, elevated heart rate, and fluid retention. Are you on any other medications, or is the only one you take? What are you usual blood pressure levels? Have you tried sun block?
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Bad side effects of HCTZ after 8 years...
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Hello! I started HCTZ around 02/98, didn't notice any problems until about 4-5 years ago when I could not longer stand at my stove for even 5 minutes to cook a meal, felt like my calves were going to burst because they were so tight. I have always drank plenty of water since my early 20's (I'm now 53), was never informed my sodium and potassium were to be monitored closely while on this drug, and never warned about staying out of the sun for any length of time. After being denied to stop taking this drug by my physician, I stopped it in 08/16 and couldn't believe what pain I was actually in while on that dreadful medication. As it stands, the past 4 years proved NOT to be helpful with BP as it was always stroke level for years (160-180 over 105-118 consistently) and as a...
Updated 6 days ago.
triamt hctz
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triamt/hctz 37.5/25 caps what is this med used to treat and what are the side effects of this medication thank you rebecca anderson ## This is a medication called Dyazide with hydrochloradiazide. It is 37.5mg of triameterene (sp.?) and 25mg of hydrochloradiazide. It is a medication used to treat high blood pressure. Also, it expels the extra water or fluid in the system to help keep the blood pressure lower. Side effects include dizziness, thirst, fainting, headache. ## I am taking triamt hctz for my blood pressure and i am getting some bad side effects from it such as severe muscle crampts in my back and leggs and arms also lose of appettite will be hungry one minute then upset stomach the next i love to play the drums and i cant even do that at the moment. has anyone else expierenced ...
Updated 5 months ago.
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white,round pill with M on one side and L H 2 ON OTHER SIDE ## I take on of these daily plus another pill - ATENOLOL. Do these conflict with each other and what are the benefits of taking the two pills? ## My name is Jim Pennell and I need to know if Lisinop20/12.5 is a blood pressure or a fluid pill for water release. I could not find what I needed on this site. Thanks, Jim Pennell ## This drug appears to be a combination of Hydrochlorothiazide + Lisinopril - generic for Zestoretic or Prinzide. The Hydrochlorothiazide acts as a diuretic, and the Lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor. This med is for controlling hypertension. ## I been taking these for 2 wks, the last couple days have been terrible, Major Dizziness, Nausea and muscle spasms, I skipped today, and ALREADY feel better, I'm go...
Updated 10 months ago.
Hyd Polst Chlor
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Can you take this with Lisinop/HCTZ 20-25 MGTAB - Blood Pressure medicine? ## Hi Sara, Based on my research there are no drug interactions found between Lisonopril/HCTZ (Lisinopril + Hydrochlorothiazide) and Hyd Polst Chlor (Chlorpheniramine + Hydrocodone). This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist, but my sources state that every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Hydrochlorothiazide + Lisinopril Details You can learn more about this drug on the page for Chlorpheniramine + Hydrocodone Details I hope this helps! ## I took my pain killers at 3 pm it is 1123 pm now my pain killers is oxycodone and this cough surpry is generic tussionex will it still interact
Updated 10 months ago.
hydrochlorothiazide 25mg peach tablets
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peach tablet ## There are actually several that are pink or peach colored in this dosage, but the identity of the tablet can't be confirmed, without knowing the markings that are on it. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that's used to remove excess fluid from the body to treat conditions such as high blood pressure. edema and congestive heart failure. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, hypotension and dehydration. Learn more Hydrochlorothiazide details here. Are there any comments or questions? ## It's saying one of the side affects could be, hypertension, then it says it treats hypertension.. Do you know which one it actually treats? I have hypertension so bad, but I need this med for my bp.. Thank you.
Updated 1 year ago.
Hydrochlorothiazide And Triamterene by Sandoz Pharmaceuticals
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aunt has been taking the Sandoz Pharmaceutical, hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene for 13 yrs. the GG606, now the pharmacy is saying they can't get that one anymore that they have a new one by a different company that is the same. She has tried to take this, but it gives her a terrific heachache, where the other one didn't. Is there any pharmacy that still carries this medication by Sandoz Pharmaceutical ? ## Unfortunately, there is a shortage of the Triamterene and Sandoz is one of the companies affected, so it isn't currently available anywhere. There can be fluctuations in the active ingredients of generic medications, this may be causing changes in her blood pressure, which could cause the headaches. Has she talked to her doctor about this, yet? She may require a dosage...
Updated 1 year ago.
Taking Hydrochlorothiazide all life
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I'm prescribed to take this drug for all life on a daily basis (not related to hypertension). Does anybody takes it on a regular daily basis? Are there any severe side effects of long-term use? ## Hello, Wise Mike! How are you? This medication is classified as a diuretic, which is used to remove excess fluid from the body. Yes, some people do take it daily for life, due to high blood pressure, congestive heart failure or edema/fluid retention. The most common risk to long-term use is dehydration, if you don't take in enough fluid each day. There is also a slight risk of kidney damage. The FDA lists other common side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and increased urination. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 year ago.
expiration date of hctz
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can you still use hctz 25mg. that expired 5/15? ## Hello, Blondie! How are you? It would be best to dispose of it and contain a fresh supply, medications tend to degrade with time, so it may not longer be as effective as it was, when new. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and dehydration. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 1 year ago.
Concerned about Hair Thinning
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I have only been on HCTZ for 3 weeks because of high blood pressure readings, and I have seen a definite change in my hair. There is total lack of body, and even my husband has noticed the thinner quality of my hair. I am afraid to comb it for fear of seeing more hair on the comb, but at this stage it is more a total thinness. Is 3 weeks too short a time for this to happen? Previous to that I was on a different blood pressure med briefly, called Diltiazem, right after my foot/ankle surgery. But I don't see thinning of hair as being a side effect for that med. Was wondering if anyone else experienced this problem while on HCTZ and if so, was there anything that can be done to help. This is causing me a lot of stress. Haven't had this problem before and don't want this to get ...
Updated 1 year ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Hydrochlorothiazide, HCTZ
  • Capsule: 12.5mg
  • Solution: 50mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 100mg, 25mg, 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Hydrochlorothiazide, HCTZ: (14 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0591-0347 Hctz 12.5 mg Oral Capsule by Watson Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0615-1358 Hctz 12.5 mg Oral Capsule by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 10544-197 Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg Oral Capsule, Gelatin Coated by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 10544-198 Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg Oral Tablet by Blenheim Pharmacal, Inc.
  • 16590-580 Hctz 12.5 mg Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 49999-388 Hctz 12.5 mg Oral Capsule by Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 52125-216 Hctz 12.5 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 52125-989 Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg Oral Capsule, Gelatin Coated by Remedyrepack Inc.
  • 55154-2658 Hctz 12.5 mg Oral Capsule by Cardinal Health
  • 55289-565 Hctz 12.5 mg Oral Capsule by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 63187-548 Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg Oral Capsule, Gelatin Coated by Proficient Rx Lp
  • 63629-2926 Hctz 12.5 mg Oral Capsule by Bryant Ranch Prepack
  • 68788-9867 Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg Oral Capsule, Gelatin Coated by Preferred Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 76237-175 Hctz 12.5 mg Oral Capsule by Mckesson Contract Packaging

Other drugs which contain Hydrochlorothiazide, HCTZ or a similar ingredient: (54 results)

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