Active Ingredient(s):Hydrochlorothiazide, HCTZ FDA Approved: * July 6, 1959 Pharm Company: *ABBOTT Category:Diuretic
Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ or HCT) is a diuretic medication often used to treat high blood pressure and swelling due to fluid build up. Other uses include treating diabetes insipidus and renal tubular acidosis and to decrease the risk of kidney stones in those with a high calcium level in the urine. Hydrochlorothiazide is less effective than chlortalidone for prevention of heart attack or stroke.
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