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Hydrochlorothiazide (Aquazide) - 25mg (10 Tablets)

Hydrochlorothiazide (Aquazide) - 25mg (10 Tablets)

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Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)

Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) and Hypertension

Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is a diuretic or water pill that is used to help control hypertension. This health concern is more commonly known as high blood pressure. It is very important to control high blood pressure or the heart is working too hard and that can cause irreversible damage. Over time other vital organs including the kidneys and the brain can suffer as well.

Hydrochlorothiazide is a type of medication that allows the body to stop retaining so much water. That is a common side effect of other medications that can help the arteries to function properly when someone has high blood pressure. This medication also allows the urine to flow through the body and to be excreted properly.

Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) Dosage

The amount of this medication and what others a person will have to take with it vary. It depends on their age, weight, and the severity of the high blood pressure. The diet of an individual, level of physical activity, and if they are obese can all be contributing factors. Hydrochlorothiazide is a type of medication that should be taken daily, with or without food.

Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) Precautions

Women who are nursing or pregnant shouldnít take this form of medication as it can be passed along to the baby. It is very important to tell the doctor about any forms of prescription medications or herbal products that are being taken. It isnít a good idea to take Hydrochlorothiazide in conjunction with illegal drugs or with alcohol. Individuals that use tobacco products will find that this medication isnít as effective for them as it could be.

Not everyone should take Hydrochlorothiazide due to other health problems. Those that have been diagnosed with gout, diabetes, angina, low magnesium levels, low sodium levels, asthma, liver problems, or kidney disease shouldnít take this medication.

To help reduce various side effects including dizziness and fainting it is important to get up slowly. It is also a good idea to avoid high levels of physical activity during the heat of the day.

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