Hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide)

10 Tablets, 20 mg

Generic Name: Hydrochlorothiazide
A diuretic used to treat high blood pressure, excess fluid accumulation in the hands and feet, and to improve heart and kidney functions
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Hydrochlorothiazide FAQ's

IMPORTANT: The FAQ answers below do NOT contain all the information about this particular drug. These answers are not substitutes for a medication guide, pharmacist consultation or the advice of your health care professional. For the official medication guide or further questions please call our pharmacists at 1-833-466-3979.

What is the drug Hydrochlorothiazide used for?

  • Hydrochlorothiazide, the generic name for Microzide, is a water pill used to treat high blood pressure, excess fluid accumulation in the hands and feet, and to improve heart and kidney functions.
  • Hydrochlorothiazide should be avoided in patients with sulfa allergy.

What are the most common side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide?

  • Common side effects include dizziness, nausea, dehydration, lightheadedness, increased sensitivity to sunlight, and muscle cramps.

What are the long term effects of taking Hydrochlorothiazide?

  • Most side effects will resolve with stopping Hydrochlorothiazide. There is no significant long term side effects of taking Hydrochlorothiazide.

Why do you have to avoid sunlight when taking Hydrochlorothiazide?

  • One side effect of taking Hydrochlorothiazide is increased sensitivity to sunlight. Make sure to wear sunblock or skin protective clothing.

Can I have a drink while taking Hydrochlorothiazide?

  • Alcohol is a potent diuretic and mixing with Hydrochlorothiazide can cause increase in symptoms of side effects such as dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and lightheadedness. Use caution and drink in moderation.

Where can I find more information about Hydrochlorothiazide?

  • For full medication guide go here.

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