Compare hydrochlorothiazide vs. Lotensin HCT

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Microzide
(hydrochlorothiazide )

Lotensin Hct
(benazepril / hydrochlorothiazide)

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.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide )
47%
of people (All ages) say Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide ) is worth it
31%
say it works well
16%
say it's a big hassle
139 reviews
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Reviews for Lotensin Hct (benazepril / hydrochlorothiazide)
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-47% worse vs. Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide )
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-31% worse vs. Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide )
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+16% better vs. Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide )
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Side effects
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The hydrochlorothiazide FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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We haven’t found good data for Lotensin HCT side effects.

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How it works
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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.Coming soon.
Type of medication
hydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCT
Prescription only
Available as
hydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCT
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
hydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCT
  • Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
hydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCT
  • Current electrolyte imbalance
  • Lower kidney function
  • Dehydration
  • History of sulfa allergies
  • History of gout
Detailed Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide ) risks & warnings »
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    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 real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Kidneys and liver
    hydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCT
    • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    hydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCT
    • 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 and risks
    hydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCT
    • 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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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    hydrochlorothiazideLotensin HCT
    • 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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