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Introduction

Expert Advice

  • Take with meals.
  • Change position slowly.
  • Include potassium rich foods in diet such as bananas and orange juice.
  • If you have diabetes, check blood sugar level regularly and inform prescriber about changes.

Primary Uses

Hypertension

Indications

This medication is used for lowering blood pressure in hypertensive (increased blood pressure) patients and for treating edema (excess fluid in the body) associated with heart disease. It can also be used to treat Nephrotic Syndrome.

Side Effects

Patients administered with this medicine may experience anorexia (eating disorder characterized by abnormally low body weight) and epigastric distress (pain right below ribs, in the upper abdomen (stomach area).

Warnings

Pregnancy

This medicine is contraindicated in pregnant females.

Lactation

This medicine is contraindicated in lactating females. 

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

Precautions

Avoid this medicine in severe renal (kidney) disease. Patients suffering from gout (painful joints), diabetes (raised blood sugar level), and moderate to high cholesterol concentration should stay cautious.

Contraindications

This medicine is contraindicated in patients suffering from renal (kidney) decompensation and anuria (non-passage of urine).

FAQS

What are the most common side effects of hydrochlorothiazide?

The more common side effects that can occur with hydrochlorothiazide include blood pressure that is lower than normal (especially when standing up after sitting or lying down), dizziness (feeling like sleeping), headache, and weakness.

What is the best time of day to take hydrochlorothiazide?

If you are to take a single dose a day, take it in the morning after breakfast. If you are to take more than one dose a day, take the last dose no later than 6 p.m., unless otherwise directed by your doctor.

Does hydrochlorothiazide make you pee a lot?

Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to a class of medicine known as diuretics water pills. It works by causing you to make more urine. This helps your body get rid of extra salt and water. This medicine also reduces extra fluid in the body (edema) caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease.

How to administer this medicine?

This medicine is mostly used orally. The dose is dependent on the age, condition and its severity.

Can I drink any alcohol at all while taking hydrochlorothiazide?

Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects.

How to store this medicine?

Please store this medicine at room temperature away from excessive light, moisture, and children.

How long does it take for hydrochlorothiazide to start working?

Pharmacological effects begin in about 2 hours after an oral dose, peaks in 4 hours, and lasts for about 6 to 12 hours.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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