I have been taking half a tablet of hct (hydrochlorothiazide) for about 3 weeks.?
I then stopped due to the fact that I had run out of it.It has been two weeks now since i stopped.I am now feeling some irritation in the feet especially when I am siiting in the bus or sitting on the chair.Advise what this could be.I also would like to know if there are any major side effect of continually...
Asked by Milagros Spaziano 4 months ago.
I then stopped due to the fact that I had run out of it.It has been two weeks now since i stopped.I am now feeling some irritation in the feet especially when I am siiting in the bus or sitting on the chair. Advise what this could be.I also would like to know if there are any major side effect of continually taking this medication for a lifetime.I am 32 years and my bp was averaging 150 over 100. Answered by Carmina Brinsfield 4 months ago.
Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention. If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms By stopping this medication, you get the result of your hypertension problem of 150/100; thus making you at high risk for a stroke and heart attack. Hydrochlorothiazide treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or kidney disorders, or edema caused by taking steroids or estrogen. This medication is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) Here are things to remember about Hydrochlorothiazide: 1)Do not use this medication if you are unable to urinate, or if you have an allergy to sulfa drugs 2) Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of hydrochlorothiazide. Alcohol is also a diuretic and can exacerbate dehydration problems. Other medicines that make you light-headed (narcotic pain medication, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures can also add to the side effects of hydrochlorothiazide. 3) Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather 4) There are many other medicines that can interact with hydrochlorothiazide. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. 5)Hydrochlorothiazide can interfere with the results of a thyroid test 6) If you have been vomiting or become dehydrated, the doctor might want to do some blood work before advising you to continue on with the drug. Dehydration can be life-threatening. Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: dry mouth, thirst, nausea, vomiting; feeling weak, drowsy, restless, or light-headed; fast or uneven heartbeat; muscle pain or weakness; numbness or tingly feeling; a red, blistering, peeling skin rash; or nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Continue using hydrochlorothiazide and talk with your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects: diarrhea; stomach pain; constipation; or blurred vision. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome Answered by Josef Canard 4 months ago.
Hydrochlorothiazide is relatively effective, cheap and well tolerated with a long tract record. Some people have photo sensitivity or stomach irritation. It may adversely affect your blood sugar levels, blood cholesterol or propensity to develope gout. It depletes potassium and you may need to take supplements. Your foot problem is unrelated. Answered by Hyun Dusi 4 months ago.
no its not to soon. I tested positive about 26 days after the first day of my last period. but it is early and u can get a false negative and be pregnant without it showing up. I would say take another test in a few days. GL Answered by Laura Driscoll 4 months ago.
Which otc drug is comparable to hydrochlorothiazide?
Asked by Lenore Bees 4 months ago.
Hydrochlorothiazide, abbreviated HCTZ, HCT, or HZT, is a first-line diuretic drug of the thiazide class that acts by inhibiting the kidneys' ability to retain water. This reduces the volume of the blood, decreasing blood return to the heart and thus cardiac output and, by other mechanisms, is believed to lower peripheral vascular resistance. Hydrochlorothiazide is a calcium-sparing diuretic, meaning it can help the body get rid of excess water while still keeping calcium. Hydrochlorothiazide is sold both as a generic drug and under a large number of brand names, including Apo-Hydro, Aquazide H,Dichlotride, Hydrodiuril, HydroSaluric, Hydrochlorot, Microzide, Esidrex, and Oretic. Answered by Lyman Agnelli 4 months ago.
Hydrochlorothiazide Over The Counter Answered by Ty Hevron 4 months ago.
Over The Counter Hydrochlorothiazide Answered by Myrle Rickerl 4 months ago.
There IS NONE. It's a prescription diuretic. There are no OTC drugs that do the same thing. Answered by Allan Rainone 4 months ago.
I was given this drug to take for 90 days and no direction after that. Wondering on the side effects after you just stop taking it.
Asked by Afton Shurak 4 months ago.
Hydrochlorothiazide is also referred to as HCTZ, after you stop taking it, you should not really have any side effects. Most side effects will be while you are taking the medication. HCTZ is a diuretic (water pill), it removes water and salt from your body which in turn will make you urinate more frequently. It is generally given to treat fluid retention in CHF (congestive heart failure), kidney disorders and cirrhosis of the liver. There has also been some success with the prevention of calcium kidney stone. It has also been used in treating high blood pressure. I don't know how old you are but you should also refrain from drinking alcohol because alcohol can increase the side effects of this medication. Some of the side effects while taking HCTZ are lightheadedness, headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, blurred vision, upset stomach, diarrhea and constipation. You may also experience decreased sexual ability or drive and also increased sensitivity to the sun. Answered by Dell Ewald 4 months ago.
I would check it out With your doctor Answered by Launa Symore 4 months ago.
What happens if you take hydrochlorothiazide?
Before I even give information, please don't tell me how stupid I am. I just want to know if I'm going to die or not. I'm 16 5'4 and a relapsing anorexic who has recovered from 98 pounds tom120 pounds recently. My mom has hypertension and takes hydrochlorothiazide for blood pressure. I took one to...
Asked by Yoshiko Thornley 4 months ago.
Before I even give information, please don't tell me how stupid I am. I just want to know if I'm going to die or not. I'm 16 5'4 and a relapsing anorexic who has recovered from 98 pounds tom120 pounds recently. My mom has hypertension and takes hydrochlorothiazide for blood pressure. I took one to reduce water weight because I felt desperate to lose the weight I've gained back. I, allergic to penicillin, as is my mom. Am i going to be alright? I don't want her to know I took it because I'm not going to again-I can't stop peeing. Please just tell me if I'm going to have any major issues. Thank you Answered by Lucinda Liebman 4 months ago.
Hydrochlorothiazide, commonly referred to HCTZ, is something called a diuretic. It works in your kidneys to prevent the resorption of water and thus causes you to pee very frequently. The biggest concern for you, especially with your history of anorexia, is severe dehydration. Symptoms include lightheadedness or dizziness, fatigue, dry mouth, weakness and eventually fainting and more serious complications. This can be very dangerous. You don't need to panic, but I highly encourage you to drink LOTS of fluids (water or gatorade are good options) and continue to eat as this helps with water absorption. The drug will wear off shortly but you need to make up for the extra fluid you lost. If you become nauseous for any reason and cannot keep down the fluids and feel dizzy or extremely fatigued or faint at any point please go to an ER as they will have to rehydrate you through an IV. I wish you the best and hope you can remain strong against anorexia. Take care Answered by Mireille Macvane 4 months ago.
You should be fine as long as you drink a little extra fluids. The effects will wear off in roughly 8 hours. Answered by Danita Briguglio 4 months ago.
Asked by Edmundo Huffine 4 months ago.
What side effects may I notice from taking hydrochlorothiazide? (Back to top) Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible: •blood in urine or stools •diarrhea •dry mouth •fever or chills, sore throat •increased thirst •irregular heartbeat •lower back or side pain •mood changes •muscle pain or weakness, cramps •nausea, vomiting •redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth •severe stomach pain •skin rash, itching •tingling or numbness in the hands or feet •unusual bleeding or bruising •unusual tiredness or weakness •yellowing of the eyes or skin Answered by Cristi Cerao 4 months ago.
Pure poison, to the body. this is a toxic chemical Rx you should never take. If you need to increase urine production and lose water, then try: Nettle Root extract - Vitamin B-6 50 mg. 2xdaily, parsley extract, Liquid silicon, (BIOSIL) 12 drops daily. THESE WILL WORK !!! hYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE - you must know that like the other diuretical chemical drugs - this over long-term use can provoke & induce DIABETES Type II even in those who were normal before. It interferes with insulin production & efficiency in the body. Very dangerous to your blood sugar. I would NEVER take this poison Answered by Nichelle Hasenfratz 4 months ago.
frequent urination,but the most significant side effect would be a loss of potassium. Which will cause muscle cramps etc. Try eating a banana or a potato everyday to replenish any loss of potassium, if you don't like those or can't eat them, there are always supplements. Answered by Bell Ulstad 4 months ago.
why are you taking it? I was given it for treatment of high blood pressure. If you have any side effects about which you are unsure or are concerned, tell your physician. S/he can decide whether the meds need to be changed. Answered by Johnathan Vandon 4 months ago.
This is one of those meds that you would be better off searching yourself. There are several do's and don'ts. Read it all. To save your typing fingers you can search HCTZ. It's the same drug. Answered by Dedra Littmann 4 months ago.
frequent urination, tiredness, possibly muscle cramps? thats what happens to me? Answered by Olene Dennis 4 months ago.
sleepless nights, drowsiness Answered by Walton Inscho 4 months ago.
My Blood Pressure medicine hydrochlorothiazide says on the label "avoid exposure to sunlight" Why?
Additional details.. I am a Nudist.. hard to avoid the sun
Asked by Leone Granquist 4 months ago.
Hydrochlorothiazide may cause your skin to be more sensitive to sunlight than it is normally. Exposure to sunlight, even for brief periods of time, may cause a skin rash, itching, redness or other discoloration of the skin, or a severe sunburn. Heightened sensitivity to sun, or a phototoxic reaction, occurs when ultraviolet rays interact with certain chemicals in medications. Even after you have stopped taking a drug, its effects may linger. "Depending on the type of drug and how long you've been taking it, it can remain in your system from one to five days PLUS, IF YOUR REALLY A RED HEAD, YOU NEED TO BE EXTRA CAREFUL AS YOU MAY ALREADY KNOW. response to added details: well, stop being a nudist or ask your doctor for another medication. Answered by Raylene Gleich 4 months ago.
Some patients who take medicines containing HCTZ become more sensitive to the sunlight. Those patients who become more sensitive to it usually develop a rash with redness and itching, or develop a sunburn. You should use a sunblock with at least SPF 15 and it should contain the ingriedient Parsol 1789 if you are going to have to be out in the sunlight. Answered by Lakesha Chevis 4 months ago.
Hydrochlorothiazide And Sunlight Answered by Dayle Raetz 4 months ago.
Some Labeling is Required For Certain Medication...!! Answered by Jeanna Marandi 4 months ago.
For the medication or you if the medication its because it breaks down in sunlight becoming less effective ,if for you it means you'll probably get sun burned easier. Answered by Shirley Delbusto 4 months ago.
Be careful the prolonged exposure to sunlight may cause lycanthropy or is that moonlight Answered by Niesha Scheitlin 4 months ago.
Because tis medication causes you to sunburn more easily. Use sunscreen and avoid sun-bathing. Answered by Yuk Cranfield 4 months ago.