hydrochlorothiazide - oral, Microzide
GENERIC NAME: HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE - ORAL (HYE-droe-KLOR-oh-THYE-a-zide)
BRAND NAME(S): Microzide
USES: This medication is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Hydrochlorothiazide is a "water pill" (diuretic) that causes you to make more urine. This helps your body get rid of extra salt and water.This medication also reduces extra fluid in the body (edema) caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease. This can lessen symptoms such as shortness of breath or swelling in your ankles or feet.
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