Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide water pill which can be used for preventing the body from absorbing the salt that causes fluid retention. This medication is helps in treating the fluid retention with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, kidney problem and edema that is caused due to the steroids or estrogen. This medication can also be used for treating high blood pressure.
How should I take this medication?
Hydrochlorothiazide generic drug should be taken exactly as it is prescribed by the doctor. Do not skip the medicine even if missed take it immediately and if it is time for the next medicine take it at the regular time, but do not take two medicine at a time. Do not expose Hydrochlorothiazide medication in heat, light and moisture always keep in dry and cool place. The patient should check the direction give in the label of the medication. Your doctor might also need to change the dosage and frequency based on how the drug response to the body. The patient needs to go for blood and urine test to check whether not this medication is working properly.
What are the possible side effects of using this drug?
Hydrochlorothiazide side effect may cause dry mouth, thirst, nausea, vomiting, feeling weak, drowsy, restless, or light-headed, fast or uneven heartbeat, muscle pain or weakness, numbness or tingly feeling, red, blistering, peeling skin rash, nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). This medication also causes diarrhea, mild stomach pain, constipation and blurred vision. Beside this, it may also induce allergic reaction hives, breathlessness, swelling on face, lips, tongue, and throat. It may make the mouth go dry, induce drowsiness and light headedness. Patient may feel weak, irritable and experience muscle pain.
What precautions do I need to follow while using Hydrochlorothiazide?
Patient suffering from kidney disease, liver disease, asthma or allergies, gout, diabetes, an allergy to sulfa drugs should consult the doctor before taking Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg medication as there is a need of adjustment in the dosage. Women who is pregnant or planning to get pregnant should consult the doctor before taking this medication for it is not known whether or not it harm the fetus in the womb. Lactating mothers should consult their doctor before taking this medication as it might pass into the breast milk and cause harm to the nursed child.
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