Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body. Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) is a well-tolerated water pill that's often the first-choice treatment for mild high blood pressure. Lowers blood pressure. Catapres (Clonidine) is a good addition if you need more than one medicine to control your blood pressure, but it has a lot of side effects. You can't miss doses. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.467153284671533 Hydrochlorothiazide
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Side effects Hydrochlorothiazide Catapres
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More about Catapres side effects » How it works Hydrochlorothiazide Catapres Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) is a thiazide diuretic (water pill). It works in the kidneys to make you urinate more, which removes extra water and certain electrolytes. This lowers blood pressure and swelling. Catapres (Clonidine) is an alpha-2 agonist. It works in the brain to tell your blood vessels to relax, and it lowers the activity of certain stress hormones. This lowers blood pressure. Type of medication Hydrochlorothiazide Catapres Antihypertensive
Prescription only Antihypertensive
› Alpha agonist
Prescription only Available as Hydrochlorothiazide Catapres Pill Extended release Patch Used for (click to learn more) Hydrochlorothiazide Catapres Risk factors for serious side effects Hydrochlorothiazide Catapres › Current electrolyte imbalance › History of sulfa allergies › History of gout › Current kidney problems Detailed Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) risks & warnings » › Sudden discontinuation of medicine › Taking with alcohol › Taking other medicines that make you less alert › Age 65 years or older › Using other medicine(s) that slows the heart Detailed Catapres (Clonidine) risks & warnings »
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 found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Kidneys and liver Hydrochlorothiazide Catapres › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. No kidneys and liver related info.
Sleep Hydrochlorothiazide Catapres No sleep related info. › Can cause drowsiness, headache, dizziness, and dry mouth. Upsides and benefits Hydrochlorothiazide Catapres › Works well to get rid of extra fluids in your body through urination. › A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people. Works especially well for African Americans. › Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Good option if you have both high blood pressure and heart failure. › Raises calcium levels in the body, so it can be good for people with osteoporosis to slow down bone loss and even help with new bone formation. › Most people have very few side effects. › Can be added to other blood pressure-lowering medicines if you need additional blood pressure control. › Available in a weekly patch for people that aren't good at taking medicine by mouth. › Works in the brain, so it can help treat some nervous system and psychiatric conditions. › Under the brand name Kapvay, it's used to treat ADHD in children and teenagers. Downsides and risks Hydrochlorothiazide Catapres › Makes you urinate more often. › Doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems. › Has a lot of side effects compared to other blood pressure-lowering medicine because it works in the brain. › The pill form can make some people sleepy, dizzy, and have dry mouth. › You can't miss doses. Stopping Clonidine suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Hydrochlorothiazide Catapres › Starts working in about 2 hours. › Makes you urinate more often, so avoid taking it at bedtime. › Can cause dizziness in the first few days. › Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away. › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. › Usually taken together with other medicines for better blood pressure control. › Can cause drowsiness, headache, dizziness, and dry mouth. › If side effects don't go away, talk to your doctor about alternatives. › The weekly patch form can have fewer side effects. › Don't stop taking this medicine suddenly. › Extended release tablet also used to treat ADHD. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. Learn more More about Hydrochlorothiazide Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Catapres Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert