Generic name: Hydrochlorothiazide
Brand names: Esidrix, Microzide
Hydrochlorothiazide is medication used to treat high blood pressure and the swelling due to the buildup of fluid. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic drug that makes a body to make more urine that supports the body to explicit extra salt and water.
Hydrochlorothiazide (Generic) Uses
The medication is used to reduce the extra amount of fluids (edema) from the body caused by the different health conditions such as liver disease, kidney problem and heart disease. The medication is also use to overcome high blood pressure that inhibits future health complications like strokes, kidney problems and heart attack. The medication is taken with mouth directly as directed by the doctor or pharmacist once in a day in morning with or without food and with a proper healthy routine on the same time. The dosage depends on the severity of the condition, to get more benefits take the medication regularly in accordance to the prescription.
Hydrochlorothiazide (Generic) Adverse Effects
The common side effects from the medication includes dizziness, head ache, lower than normal blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, tingling in hands, feet and legs and weakness. These side effects go away in few days, or if they long last let your doctor know.
Some of the people experience serious side effects that are blurred vision, eye pain, kidney disease, breathing problems, confusion, tiredness, increased swelling, mouth sores, fever, and painful rashes, less urine formation, weakness and abnormal heart rate.
If any of these side effects get worsens take medical help or discuss it with your doctor or pharmacist immediately before it causes other health complications.
Hydrochlorothiazide (Generic) Precautions and Warnings
It is important to take proper visits to the doctor or pharmacist to make it sure whether the medication is working properly or not. Go to your doctor if you have any uncertain symptoms as mentioned above under the heading of side effects.
If you are allergic to medication tell your doctor as this medication contains some inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. Before taking the medication tell your doctor or pharmacist about any continuous or previous medical history especially lupus, kidney disease, gout, diabetes and liver disease.
Avoid sun exposures as this medication makes you more sensitive to sunlight. This medication can reduce the amount of potassium from the body discuss your doctor about the foods rich in potassium to take with regular diet.
Hydrochlorothiazide (Generic) Interaction
The medication may interact with different drugs bipolar drugs, blood pressure drugs, corticosteroids, cholesterol drugs, diabetic drugs, pains drugs, narcotics and muscles relaxants.
If you are taking any medication like prescription, non prescription, herbal supplements and vitamin for the treatment of other medical conditions tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking the medication.