HCTZ (Hydrochlorothiazide) Marketing InformationHCTZ is sold in pharmcies as "Hydrochlorothiazide". It is also possible to purchase Hydrochlorothiazide in online store. Usually it doesn't require doctor's receipt. HCTZ also can be sold as: Apo-Hydro, Aquazide H, Dichlotride, Hydrodiuril, HydroSaluric, Microzide, Oretic, Moduretic, Inderide, Dyazide, Aldoril, HCT, HZT, Hydarazide.
HCTZ (Hydrochlorothiazide) General InformationHCTZ 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.
HCTZ is also used alone or in combination with other blood pressure lowering medications to treat high blood pressure.
This medicine is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
HCTZ (Hydrochlorothiazide) Recommendations
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take HCTZ exactly as directed.
HCTZ may be taken with or without food. HCTZ is usually taken once or twice a day. If you are to take it once a day, take it in the morning; if you are to take it twice a day, take it in the morning and in the late afternoon to avoid going to the bathroom during the night. Take this medication with meals or a snack.
If you forget to take HCTZ, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Store HCTZ at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture.
HCTZ (Hydrochlorothiazide) Precautions
Before taking HCTZ, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have or have ever had diabetes, gout, or kidney, liver, thyroid, or parathyroid disease;
you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
HCTZ (Hydrochlorothiazide) Ingredients
Active ingredient: hydrochlorothiazide.