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Hydrochlorothiazide 125mg skin rash

Started taking Hydrochlorothiazide awhile ago. Now I have a rash and have no idea why. Looking to see if this is the cause? ## How long have you been taking Hydrochlorothiazide? While a rash can be a side effect of many medications, normally, such side effects would appear withing the first month, or so, of taking a medication. If you've been on it longer than that, then the rash may not be related to the medication. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, increased urination, and hypotension. Ref: Hydrochlorothiazide Information

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grooping for help

will taking metformin for high blood sugar cause the blood pressure to go high ? I'm also taking hydrochlorot for high blood pressure ## I just started taking Hydrochlorot due to Steriod weight gain. 25mg. I also take Accupril 10 mg. I feel so tired it's like they are both bringing my blood pressure down too low. Can't find anything that will give me side effects on this water pill. Please help.I feel like I havew no energy at all. ## No, Metformin hasn't been known to cause elevated blood pressure, according to FDA reports, however, high blood pressure, and diabetes often do go hand in hand. The typical side effects of this medication are known to include nausea, diarrhea, hypoglycemia, increased urination, and heartburn. Ref: Metformin Information Pam, Hydrochlorothi...

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Hydrochlorothiazide/25mg effects?

What are the effects of this drug? Are there any side effects? ## half the 25 mg prescribed for HBP; need to know about side effects; cannot sleep; mouth sore..thanks ## Is this safe. for long term use. hydrochlorot 25mg. ## In regards to posts like this, it is very important that it always be stated that every medication carries the risk of causing side effects, even over the counter products. I know some doctors claim that they don't, but they are either uninformed or are trying to keep you from being afraid of taking a medication they feel you need. However, when something is prescribed for you, always just assume that it may cause side effects. You may be lucky and not experience any, but there's no way of knowing ahead of time. As to the Hydrochlorothiazide, it is a diureti...

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Hydrochlorothiazide lip swelling and burning rash

Anyone experience this? Been on HCTZ for 7 or 8 years and now all of a sudden this burning redness is killing me? ## That is odd, but it is not impossible to suddenly have a reaction to something that you have been taking, before, without issue. Has anything else changed, recently? Are you on any other medications? Are you using any new skin care products? Are the current tablets from a different manufacturer? Have you informed your doctor of the problem? You may need medical attention, and/or to try a different medication. The typical side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide, according to FDA reports, usually include: nausea, dizziness, headache, dehydration, and increased urination.

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Triam Hctz Side Effects

I have COPD and I take Spireva. I also take Triamt/HCTZ 37.5-25 for mild high blood pressure. I have started having my hair fall out and to break off ... also I seemto be having a very fast heart rate wheb ever I stand or walk. Could one of the medications be causing this? Thanks for your help ... it is greatly appreciated! ## Most blood pressure medications are known to cause hair loss, in some people that take them, as a side effect, it has also been known to cause accelerated, and irregular heart beat, but that symptom could also be caused by the Spireva. Other side effects to the Triamterene and Hydrochlorthiazide may include nausea, headache, postural hypotension, and increased urination. Have you spoken to your doctor? You might do better on a different medication for your blood p...

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Hydrochlorothiazide 25 Mg Side Effects

After after taking hydrochlorothiazide 25mg I HAVE RINGING In ears. Dry mouth, hearing loss. Not sure if this is related. Being treated for high blood pressure. ## H Marcie, One of the side effects you mentioned (dry mouth/thirst) is listed as a side effect of this drug, while the others aren't listed. If this is however the only medication you are taking, it is generally the drug causing these other serious side effects and nothing else. You can view the list of possible side effects below: muscle weakness dizziness cramps thirst stomach pain nausea vomiting diarrhea loss of appetite headache hair loss Instructions note that you should contact your doctor immediately if any of those side effects become severe or do not go away. If you also happen to experience any of the following ...

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Triamt Hctz 37 5 25 Tab

Why aren't there triamt/hctz tabs available? As I cannot get my script filled by prescription solutions pharmacy? ## The manufacturers of this generic medication have reported a shortage of Triamterene to the FDA, however, a reason for the shortage was not provided. They originally estimated a full supply would return to the market by late last month, but this did not occur and no other information has been provided. In the meantime, the best advice I can give you is to speak to your doctor about using an alternative medication. A comparable one would be Aldactazide, which contains Spironolactone and Hydrochlorothiazide. Are there any other questions? ## Forget shortage. My local Walmart after saying "shortage" now says the mfg. is no longer making this drug. ## WHAT IS THE ...

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Hydrochlorothiazide And Triamterene By Sandoz Pharmaceuticals

My 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 terrible 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 dosa...

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Hydrochlorot tab Acc vs Hydrochlorothiazide cap Myl

My husband has been taking Hydrochlorothiazide cap Myl. He just got a refill and noticed it is Hydrochlorot tab Acc. Both are 12.5 mg. Are these the same medicine? ## Hi Joan - I am pretty sure that "Hydrochlorot" is just an abbreviation for the full name Hydrochlorothiazide. And based on the abbreviations that you shared, it sounds like the first version he took was a capsule from Mylan (NDC 0378-0810), and that his refill now contains the tablet from Accord (NDC 16729-182). Does the following image look like his current script? HCTZ 12.5 MG ORAL TABLET / ACCORD Color: Orange Imprint: H 1 If so, then my assumptions are correct. If NOT, is there any way that you can share the color and imprints on the new prescription? ## You are correct. His pills look like the picture. Thank ...

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triamt/hctz 37.5-25

greenpill it says one side says barr--the other side says sss 843 ## I started this medication Monday, I haven't shown any side effects other than urinating every 30 to 45 minutes until around 6:00pm everyday. ## what is this meicine TRIAM/HCTZ ## The tablet with the barr 555 643 marking contains 25mgs of Hydrochlorothiazide and 37.5mgs of Triamterene, it is most commonly used to treat conditions such as high blood pressure, edema and congestive heart failure, because they are both types of diuretics that remove excess fluid from the body. That explains the frequent urination side effect, others may include nausea, dizziness, headache and dehydration. You can learn more Triamterene details here and you can learn more Hydrochlorothiazide details here. Are there any other comments or ...

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Would like an answer to my question

I have been taking hydrochlorothiazide for years and i want to know how long it will take to get out of the system. Its a simple question and i see other people have asked the same question and they answer everything but the time frame of how long or about how long it will take to get out of the system. ## is hydrochlorot 25mg and hydrochlorothiazide 25mg ## I also take this for HBP...why are you concerned about getting it out of your system? Before stopping it, consult your doctor for a replacement or your bp may skyrocket and you'll be putting your health in a compromising state. ## The medication will be completely out of your system between 25-60 hours. However, the effects from a single dose will wear off in about 12 hours. ## It is generally about 5 to 6 half lives for a medic...

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If you do not take this medication for 3-5 days can it cause water retention right away? ## Yes,I agree,especially during the warmer days. Also I noticed that after when I don't take it and I have a day where I sat for a while that my socks along my calf leave a mark. Has anyone else experienced this same problem? BUT I found a solution. My Dr prescribed a NON medicated fix which is comforatble. I wear medical legwear during the day even when I am sitting,ie..at my desk's pc working or standing at the sink doing dishes. Please let me know what anyone else found. ## I am on Hydrochlorot for high blood pressure and if I go even one day without taking my pill I get swelling in the legs, it almost feels like something is sitting on my chest and I am very tired. Do not go a day witho...

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what's the difference between hcl and hctz in Benazepril?

Please explain the difference between hcl and hctz in any blood pressure medicine. ## if i take benazepril hctz20.12.5 can i take benazepril hcl 20 mg ## Benazapril with HCTZ contains 2 active ingredients, Benazepril, and Hydrochlorothiazide. The other one you listed only contains Benazepril, the HCL just designates the specific chemical salt that it is derived from, which in this case is a Hydrochloride salt. Thus, you should take the one your doctor has instructed you to take. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?

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elevated heart rate from meds

After 1 dose of 25 mg hydrochlorothiazide I began experiencing an elevated heart rate (97-121 resting). After my 2nd dose I developed hives. I called the doctor's office on a Friday afternoon, spoke with a nurse, but no one called back. I stopped taking it 2 days ago. My heart rate continues to be in the 100-120 range. How long before this side effect wears off? ## Hello, Sandie! I am sorry about the issues you've experienced. Has there been any change? Do you still have hives? It could take awhile for such symptoms to go away, according to FDA reports. Those can be symptoms of an allergic reaction, which means you may need to try a different medication. Is this the only one you are currently taking?

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Missed 21 doses of hydrochlorothiazide

A pharmacy error caused me to miss 21 doses of hydrochlorothiazide (25 mg once daily). Can I expect side effects now that I have started taking it again? ## Yes, it is possible that you might. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, and hypotension. With that bad of an error, I must ask if you've considered switching to a different pharmacy? That is just horrible. Are you on any other medications?

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Hydrochlorothiazide Side Effects

I'm taking Hydrochlorothiazide for water retention due to a side effect from high estrogen levels in my birth control. I take 25 mg every morning, and haven't been able to sleep at all in the past three nights. I've looked it up online and haven't found anywhere saying that it causes loss of sleep. Is that a side effect of hydrochlorothiazide or is there just something else wrong with me? Because I haven't changed any other medications, or habits since then. It's the only thing I can think of that's causing this. ## Hi Hannah, There are actually quite a few side effects listed that, in my opinion, could indirectly result in loss of sleep/insomnia-related symptoms. Posted below is a list of side effects for you to check out: Hypokalemia, an occasional side eff...

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Lasik vs Hydrochlorothiazide

Lasik 20mg versus hydrochlorothiazide 25mg - Do these two diuretics work the same as far as preventing fluid retention? ## Yes, they both work to remove excess fluid from the body. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination dehydration and hypotension. Which one has your doctor prescribed? Are you on any other medications?

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Hydrochlorothiazide and photosensitivity

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...

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...

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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...

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