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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.

3.3/ 5 average rating with 139 reviewsforhydrochlorothiazide
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Upsides
  • 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.
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Downsides
  • 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)).
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Used for
  • Hypertension
  • Not for initial therapy
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
Price
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Reviews
139 reviews so far
47%
saidit'sworth it
31%
saiditworked well
16%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Lotensin Hct (Benazepril / Hydrochlorothiazide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance
    • Current electrolyte imbalance
    • Lower kidney function
    • Dehydration
  • Severe allergic reactions
    • History of sulfa allergies
  • Gout
    • History of gout
    • Current kidney problems
  • Vision problems
    • History of sulfa or penicillin allergies
  • Higher blood sugars
    • Diabetes
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