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Last Updated: December 02, 2019

Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic drug often used for the treatment of high blood pressure and swelling due to fluid build up in the body. It prevents your body from absorbing too much salt by causing you to urinate more frequently, which can cause fluid retention. It is prescribed to people with congestive heart failure, kidney disorders, cirrhosis of the liver or oedema caused by taking oestrogen or steroids.

You may need to take special precautions before taking this medicine if you have a kidney or liver disease, gout, glaucoma, a parathyroid gland disorder, diabetes or an allergy to sulpha drugs or penicillin.

Hydrochlorothiazide is usually recommended to be taken once per day. You may also be advised to take frequent medical tests and blood pressure checks during the treatment to keep a track of your progress.

This medicine can cause a few unwanted effects in rare cases which include eye pain, vision problems, jaundice, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, shortness of breath, cough with foamy mucus, wheezing, chest pain, signs of electrolyte imbalance, severe skin reaction.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Nephrologist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Taking Hydrochlorothiazide with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
    Taking Olmesartan with alcohol may excessively lower the blood pressure.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Olmesar h tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
    Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Hydrochlorothiazide as ingredient

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This medication falls under the category of a diuretic which inhibits a sodium-chloride symporter SLC12A3 in the distal convoluted tubule to inhibit water reabsorption in the nephron. The symporter reabsorbs sodium and creates an osmotic gradient for water to be reabsorbed, inhibition of which prevents water reabsorption.

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