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      Brand Name: ORETIC

      Generic Name: Hydrochlorothiazide

      Generic for Oretic* (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. Hydrochlorothiazide 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. Read More>>

       
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    What is Generic for Oretic* used for?

    Generic for Oretic* (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. Hydrochlorothiazide 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 Oretic*?

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

    Generic for Oretic* is taken by mouth with food or milk to reduce stomach upset.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Oretic*?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Oretic* 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 Oretic*?

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

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Oretic*?

    It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Oretic*.

    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 Generic for Oretic*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Generic for Oretic* 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 Oretic*?

    Like other medicines, Generic for Oretic* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Oretic* 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 Generic for Oretic* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Oretic* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

    Generic for Oretic* 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 Generic for Oretic*.

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

    Is it possible for me to take Generic for Oretic* with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Oretic*?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Oretic*?
    How will Generic for Oretic* work in my body?
    How should Generic for Oretic* be taken?
    How to reduce the risk of Generic for Oretic* 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 Generic for Oretic* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

     

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