Aquazide (Hydrochlorothiazide) - 25mg (10 Tablets)
|High blood pressure
Aquazide (Hydrochlorothiazide) is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and other conditions that require the elimination of excess fluid (water) from the body. These conditions include congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, corticosteroid and estrogen therapy, and kidney disorders. When used for high blood pressure, HydroDIURIL can be used alone or with other high blood pressure medications. Hydrochlorothiazide contains a form of thiazide, a diuretic that prompts your body to produce and eliminate more urine, which helps lower blood pressure.
If you have high blood pressure, you must take Hydrochlorothiazide regularly for it to be effective. Since blood pressure declines gradually, it may be several weeks before you get the full benefit of HydroDIURIL. You must continue taking it even if you are feeling well. HydroDIURIL does not cure high blood pressure, it merely keeps it under control.
Dosage and administration
Take Hydrochlorothiazide exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Dosage should be adjusted to each individual's needs. The smallest dose that is effective should be used.
The usual dose is 25mg to 100mg per day. Your doctor may tell you to take the drug in a single dose or to divide the total amount into more than one dose. Your doctor may put you on a day on, day off schedule or some other alternate day schedule to suit your needs.
High Blood Pressure:
The usual dose is 25mg as a single dose. Your doctor may increase the dose to 50mg, as a single dose or divided into 2 doses. Dosages should be adjusted when used with other high blood pressure medications.
Dosages for children should be adjusted according to weight, generally 0.5 to 1mg per pound of body weight in 1 or 2 doses per day. Infants under 2 years should not receive more than 37.5mg per day, and children aged 2 to 12 should not get more than 100mg a day. Infants under 6 months may need 1.5mg per pound per day in 2 doses.
Under 2 years:
Based on age and body weight, the daily dosage is 12.5mg to 37.5mg per day.
2 to 12 years:
The daily dosage, based on body weight, is 37.5 mg to 100mg.
Hydrochlorothiazide tablets come in strengths of 25, 50 and 100mg.
If you miss a dose...
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Never take two doses at the same time.
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Hydrochlorothiazide.
Side effects may include: Abdominal cramping, diarrhea, dizziness upon standing up, headache, loss of appetite, low blood pressure, low potassium (leading to symptoms such as dry mouth, excessive thirst, weak or irregular heartbeat, muscle pain or cramps), stomach irritation, stomach upset, weakness.
Less common or rare side effects may include: Anemia, blood disorders, changes in blood sugar, constipation, difficulty breathing, dizziness, fever, fluid in the lung, hair loss, high levels of sugar in the urine, hives, hypersensitivity reactions, impotence, inflammation of the lung, inflammation of the pancreas, inflammation of the salivary glands, kidney failure, muscle spasms, nausea, rash, reddish or purplish spots on the skin, restlessness, sensitivity to light, skin disorders including Stevens-Johnson syndrome (blisters in the mouth and eyes), skin peeling, tingling or pins and needles, vertigo, vision changes, vomiting, yellow eyes and skin.
If you are unable to urinate, you should not take this medication. If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Hydrochlorothiazide or similar drugs, or if you are sensitive to sulfa or other sulfonamide-derived drugs, you should not take this medication.
Diuretics can cause your body to lose too much potassium. Signs of an excessively low potassium level include muscle weakness and rapid or irregular heartbeat. To boost your potassium level, your doctor may recommend eating potassium-rich foods or taking a potassium supplement.
If you are taking Hydrochlorothiazide, your kidney function should be given a complete assessment, and should continue to be monitored.
If you have liver disease, diabetes, gout, or lupus erythematosus (a form of rheumatism), Hydrochlorothiazide should be used with caution.
If you have bronchial asthma or a history of allergies, you may be at greater risk for an allergic reaction to this medication.
Dehydration, excessive sweating, severe diarrhea or vomiting could deplete your body's fluids and cause your blood pressure to become too low. Be careful when exercising and in hot weather. Possible food and drug interactions when taking this medication.
Hydrochlorothiazide may increase the effects of alcohol. Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication.
If Hydrochlorothiazide is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Hydrochlorothiazide with the following:
- Barbiturates such as phenobarbital
- Cholestyramine (Questran)
- Colestipol (Colestid)
- Corticosteroids such as prednisone and ACTH Digoxin (Lanoxin)
- Drugs to treat diabetes such as insulin or Micronase
- Lithium (Lithonate)
- Narcotics such as Percocet
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Naprosyn
- Norepinephrine (Levophed)
- Other high blood pressure medications such as Aldomet
- Skeletal muscle relaxants, such as tubocurarine
The effects of Hydrochlorothiazide during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Hydrochlorothiazide appears in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If this medication is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding until your treatment is finished.
Keep container tightly closed. Protect from light, moisture, and freezing cold. Store at room temperature.
Delivery Time: 7-14 Days