Hydrochlorothiazide is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and edema associated with congestive heart failure in conjunction with other medications. Hydrochlorothiazide was formerly sold under the brand names Esidrix and Hydrodiuril.
Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic. Diuretics, also known as water pills, are believed to work by ridding your body of sodium and water through urination.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Hydrochlorothiazide is generally taken once or twice daily.
Hydrochlorothiazide comes in tablet, capsule, and oral solution forms.
The FDA-approved label for Hydrochlorothiazide lists common side effects including headache, hair loss, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and frequent urination.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Hydrochlorothiazide include low blood pressure and exacerbation or activation of lupus.
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Hydrochlorothiazide – MedlinePlus