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- What brand names are available for hydrochlorothiazide?
- Is hydrochlorothiazide available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for hydrochlorothiazide?
- Why is hydrochlorothiazide prescribed to patients?
- What are the side effects of hydrochlorothiazide?
- What is the dosage for hydrochlorothiazide?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with hydrochlorothiazide?
- Is hydrochlorothiazide safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about hydrochlorothiazide?
Do I need a prescription for hydrochlorothiazide?
Why is hydrochlorothiazide prescribed to patients?
- Hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat excessive fluid accumulation and swelling (edema) of the body caused by heart failure, cirrhosis, chronic kidney failure, corticosteroid medications, and nephrotic syndrome.
- It also is used alone or in conjunction with other blood pressure lowering medications to treat high blood pressure.
- Although hydrochlorothiazide is approved for treating edema in cirrhosis of the liver, it is rarely used because of the availability of other diuretics that are more effective.
- Hydrochlorothiazide can be used to treat calcium-containing kidney stones because it decreases the amount of calcium excreted by the kidneys in the urine and thus decreases the amount of calcium in urine to form stones.
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