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    What is Generic for Hydrochlorothiazide used for?

    Hydrochlorothiazide is a water pill (diuretic) used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). By lowering high blood pressure, it helps prevent heart attacks, kidney problems, and strokes. This medication reduces the swelling of hands or feet (edema), as well as water retention in people with liver disease, kidney disease, and congestive heart failure. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Hydrochlorothiazide?

    The dosage of Hydrochlorothiazide prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

    Hydrochlorothiazide is taken by mouth with food or milk to reduce stomach upset.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Hydrochlorothiazide?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Hydrochlorothiazide medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Generic for Hydrochlorothiazide?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Hydrochlorothiazide, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Hydrochlorothiazide?

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Hydrochlorothiazide.

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Hydrochlorothiazide, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Hydrochlorothiazide can interact with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and oral diabetes medications.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Generic for Hydrochlorothiazide?

    Like other medicines, Hydrochlorothiazide can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Hydrochlorothiazide can cause side effects such as headache, dizziness, blurred vision, stomach upset, constipation, confusion, nausea, vomiting, and fast/irregular heartbeat. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Hydrochlorothiazide.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Hydrochlorothiazide?

    Is it possible for me to take Hydrochlorothiazide with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Hydrochlorothiazide?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Hydrochlorothiazide?
    How will Hydrochlorothiazide work in my body?
    How should Hydrochlorothiazide be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Hydrochlorothiazide drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Hydrochlorothiazide is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

     

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    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2013-09-28
    I used to lived in the philippines but now im here in california i arrived last june2013 my question is i have a precription n i need to refill my medication but my prescription is fromthe philippines. What other brand i can use other than CAPTOPRIL. Reply
    Posted By... IDMRx User | 2013-02-06
    I heard that Hydrocholothiazide is the best medication for urination. How about this? Reply
    Replied by Pharmacist @ IDM
    Hi, Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.And this medication is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
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