HydroDIURIL (hydrochlorothiazide)

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hydrochlorothiazide, pronounced HYE droe KLOR oh THYE a zide

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The information contained in this drug guide is intended as an educational resource only. This guide is not exhaustive and does not contain all available information about this drug.This guide is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatment.

The information provided in this guide does not replace the need for the advice and services of medical professionals or the need for medical examination. Always talk to your physician or pharmacist before taking any prescription medication or over the counter drugs (including any supplements) or before making any changes to your treatment. Only your doctor, nurse or pharmacist can provide you with safe and effective advice regarding your drug treatment.

The use of the information in this guide is at your sole risk. This information is provided "AS IS" with no warranties to accuracy or timeliness.

**All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

What is HydroDIURIL?

HydroDIURIL is a medication to treat hypertension and fluid retention (edema) in people with cirrhosis of the liver, congestive heart failure or nephrotic syndrome, which is a kidney disorder.

This medication contains hydrochlorothiazide, which is a thiazide diuretic, or water pill, that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause you to retain fluid.

HydroDIURIL may also be used for purposes not described in this medication guide.

 

Key Facts About HydroDIURIL

If you are unable to urinate you should not take HydroDIURIL.

HydroDIURIL is in FDA pregnancy category B. You should not use HydroDIURIL if you are pregnant, as we do not yet know the effects this medication has on an unborn baby. You should not breastfeed while taking HydroDIURIL, as this medication passes into breast milk.

While you are taking HydroDIURIL you should not drink alcohol. Because drinking alcohol can further lower your blood pressure you may experience an increase in certain side effects of HydroDIURIL if you drink while taking it.

Unless your doctor has advised you to do so, you should not use potassium supplements or salt substitutes while you are taking HydroDIURIL.

Until you know how you will react to HydroDIURIL you should avoid getting up too fast from a lying or sitting position, as you may experience dizziness. Be sure to get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall, especially when you first begin your treatment with HydroDIURIL.

If you suffer from vomiting, diarrhea, or heavy sweating you can easily become dehydrated while taking HydroDIURIL. This can lead to very low blood pressure, electrolyte disorders, or kidney failure. You should tell your doctor if you suffer from these symptoms while taking HydroDIURIL, and be certain to drink plenty of water each day while you are taking this medication.

Continue to use HydroDIURIL as your doctor has directed, and be sure to get your blood pressure checked regularly.

 

Before You Take HydroDIURIL

If you are allergic to hydrochlorothiazide or if you are unable to urinate you should not take HydroDIURIL.

If you have ever had an allergic reaction to sulfa drugs or penicillin you should let your doctor know before starting to take HydroDIURIL.

You should inform your doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease, are on dialysis, heart disease or congestive heart failure before taking HydroDIURIL.

If you have diabetes, lupus, glaucoma, asthma, allergies or gout you should tell your doctor before starting treatment with HydroDIURIL.

 

HydroDIURIL Drug Interactions

You should inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following:

  • blood pressure medications
  • cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran)
  • colestipol (Colestid)
  • digoxin (Lanoxin)
  • diuretics or water pills like amiloride (Midamor, Moduretic) or triamterene (Dyrenium, Maxzide, Dyazide)
  • insulin or oral diabetes medications
  • lithium (Lithobid, Eskalith)
  • NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin) and meloxicam (Mobic)
  • steroids, like prednisone

Other drugs you take that are not listed may interact with HydroDIURIL. You should tell your doctor about all of the medications you use. This includes prescription drugs, vitamins, supplements and herbal products, and over the counter medications. You should not begin taking a new medication without telling your doctor first.

 

Directions for Taking HydroDIURIL

You should take HydroDIURIL exactly your doctor has told you to. It is important that you do not take HydroDIURIL in larger or smaller amounts, or for longer or shorter than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label and follow any dose changes carefully if your doctor instructs you to change your dose.

HydroDIURIL should be taken with a full glass of water

You may take HydroDIURIL with or without food.

You should avoid a diet that is high in salt while taking this medication.

You may need to take HydroDIURIL on a long-term basis for the treatment of high blood pressure. It is important that you follow up with your doctor on a regular basis to be sure that HydroDIURIL is helping your condition and not causing you to have any adverse or harmful effects.

HydroDIURIL should be stored at room temperature, and away from both moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed.

If you miss a dose of HydroDIURIL you should attempt to take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, or if your next dose is less than 12 hours away you should skip the dose you missed.

 

HydroDIURIL Side Effects

If you experience any of the following adverse effects you should stop taking HydroDIURIL and seek emergency medical help immediately.

  • allergic reaction including breathing difficulties, hives and swelling of your face, lips, throat or tongue
  • dry mouth and extreme thirst
  • eye pain or vision problems
  • feeling faint, lightheadedness and drowsiness
  • jaundice with symptoms like nausea, yellowed skin, clay-colored stools, dark urine, appetite loss and itching
  • muscle wekness or poain
  • nausea and vomiting
  • numbness and tingling
  • shallow breathing
  • skin rash that is severe and blistering
  • uneven heartbeats (too fast or too slow)
  • extreme weakness

Less serious side effects of HydroDIURIL may include:

  • blurred vision
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain

It should be noted that this is not a complete list of possible side effects of HydroDIURIL. You should contact your physician for a complete list and medical advice regarding these effects.

 

HydroDIURIL Description and Dosing

HydroDIURIL *Discontinued

If you suspect that you have overdosed with HydroDIURIL you should seek emergency help immediately.

 

Ingredients in HydroDIURIL

HydroDIURIL is comprised of the main ingredient hydrochlorothiazide. Other inactive ingredients include *Discontinued

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Disclaimer

The information contained in this drug guide is intended as an educational resource only. This guide is not exhaustive and does not contain all available information about this drug.This guide is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatment.

The information provided in this guide does not replace the need for the advice and services of medical professionals or the need for medical examination. Always talk to your physician or pharmacist before taking any prescription medication or over the counter drugs (including any supplements) or before making any changes to your treatment. Only your doctor, nurse or pharmacist can provide you with safe and effective advice regarding your drug treatment.

The use of the information in this guide is at your sole risk. This information is provided "AS IS" with no warranties to accuracy or timeliness.

**All trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.