Compare Betapace vs. hydrochlorothiazide

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Betapace
(sotalol)

Microzide
(hydrochlorothiazide )

Coming soon.Removes water from the body, which lowers blood pressure. Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) is a well-tolerated water pill that's often the first-choice treatment for mild high blood pressure.
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Reviews for Betapace (sotalol)
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Reviews for Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide )
47%
-53% worse vs. Betapace (sotalol)
31%
-69% worse vs. Betapace (sotalol)
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-16% worse vs. Betapace (sotalol)
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Side effects
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How it works
Betapacehydrochlorothiazide
Coming soon.Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that makes you urinate more. It works in the kidneys to remove extra water and certain electrolytes, while lowering blood pressure and reducing swelling.
Type of medication
Betapacehydrochlorothiazide
Prescription only
Available as
Betapacehydrochlorothiazide
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
Betapacehydrochlorothiazide
  • Atrial Arrhythmia Ventricular Arrhythmia
Risk factors for serious side effects
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    • Current electrolyte imbalance
    • Lower kidney function
    • Dehydration
    • History of sulfa allergies
    • History of gout
    Detailed Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide ) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Kidneys and liver
    Betapacehydrochlorothiazide
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
    Upsides and benefits
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    • Does a good job getting rid of extra fluids in your body by making you urinate more.
    • A first-choice blood pressure treatment. Works especially well for people of African descent.
    • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
    • Good option if you have high blood pressure and heart failure.
    • Most people have very few side effects from Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)).
    • Can be good for patients with osteoporosis since it raises the body's level of calcium.
    Downsides and risks
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    • Makes you urinate more often.
    • Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems.
    • It can increase the risk of gout attacks in people with poor kidney function or a history of gout.
    • People with a sulfa allergy may be allergic to Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)).
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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    • Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) starts working in about 2 hours.
    • It makes you urinate more often, so don't take it at bedtime.
    • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
    • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
    • Tell your doctor about any tiredness or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
    • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
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