Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that works by preventing your body from absorbing too much salt, which can lead to fluid retention.
What is Hydrochlorothiazide used for?
This medicine is used to treat fluid retention (edema) in people who have congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or renal problems, as well as edema produced by steroids or estrogen, excessive blood pressure, and fluid retention caused by a variety of illnesses, including heart disease.
How does Hydrochlorothiazide work?
This is a thiazide medication that prevents the kidneys from storing fluid, allowing excess water to be excreted via urine. This action reduces blood volume and cardiac output, resulting in less vigorous blood flow through your arteries and a decreased risk of arterial wall injury. In addition, hydrochlorothiazide is a calcium-sparing diuretic. This implies that while your body rids itself of extra fluid, calcium levels are not altered.
- Follow your doctor’s instructions when taking HCTZ. Your dose may need to be adjusted from time to time by your doctor.
- If you’re experiencing persistent vomiting or diarrhea, or if you’re sweating more than normal, see your doctor. While using HCTZ, you can quickly get dehydrated, which might result in dangerously low blood pressure or an electrolyte imbalance.
- You’ll need to have your blood pressure checked on a regular basis. If you’ve been vomiting or are dehydrated, your blood and urine may be checked.
Hydrochlorothiazide Side Effects
The following are some of the most common side effects:
- You feel as if you’re ready to pass out;
- Strong upper stomach discomfort that spreads to your back, nausea, and vomiting;
- Fever, chills, exhaustion, mouth sores, skin sores, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, pale complexion, chilly hands and feet, light-headedness, or shortness of breath; or
- An electrolyte imbalance is a condition in which the body’s electrolytes.
- If you are allergic to hydrochlorothiazide or are unable to urinate, you should not use this medication.
- If you have liver disease, kidney disease, glaucoma, asthma or allergies, gout, diabetes, or are allergic to sulfa drugs or penicillin, tell your doctor before taking HCTZ.
- Avoid consuming alcohol, as it might exacerbate some of the HCTZ’s negative effects.
- During the activity, avoid being overheated or dehydrated, especially in hot conditions. Follow your doctor’s advice on the types and how much liquid you should consume. It’s just as harmful to drink too much as it is to drink too little.
Frequently Asked Questions
-What is the Hydrochlorothiazide mechanism of action?
A thiazide diuretic is a kind of diuretic. This drug works by interfering with the electrolyte reabsorption process in the renal tubular system. Thiazides increase sodium and chloride excretion in nearly equal proportions.
-What is the usual adult dose of this medication for edema?
Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg to 100 mg orally once or twice a day is the usual dosage.
-How much is the price of this medication?
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