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 and makes it easier to urinate. Prazosin is used mostly to make urination easier for men with an enlarged prostate, but it can cause dizziness. 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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More about Prazosin side effects » How it works Hydrochlorothiazide Prazosin 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. Prazosin is a selective alpha blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. It also relaxes the urethra and prostate, which makes it easier to urinate. Type of medication Hydrochlorothiazide Prazosin Antihypertensive
Prescription only Antihypertensive
› Alpha blocker
Prescription only Available as Hydrochlorothiazide Prazosin Used for (click to learn more) Hydrochlorothiazide Prazosin Risk factors for serious side effects Hydrochlorothiazide Prazosin › Current electrolyte imbalance › History of sulfa allergies › History of gout › Current kidney problems Detailed Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz)) risks & warnings » Detailed Minipress (Prazosin) 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.
Food Hydrochlorothiazide Prazosin No food related info. › Take with food or at bedtime to avoid side effects.
Kidneys and liver Hydrochlorothiazide Prazosin › Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function. No kidneys and liver related info.
Sleep Hydrochlorothiazide Prazosin No sleep related info. › Can cause drowsiness, headache, dizziness, and nausea. Upsides and benefits Hydrochlorothiazide Prazosin › 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. › Makes urination easier in men with an enlarged prostate. › Helps people with PTSD get better sleep with fewer, less-intense nightmares. Downsides and risks Hydrochlorothiazide Prazosin › Makes you urinate more often. › Doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems. › Not the best medicine to lower blood pressure by itself. › Likely to cause orthostatic hypotension. This means dizziness when you change positions (like standing up) because your blood pressure doesn't adjust quickly enough. › Not preferred for people 65 years or older. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Hydrochlorothiazide Prazosin › 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. › Can cause drowsiness, headache, dizziness, and nausea. › Take with food or at bedtime to avoid side effects. › If side effects don't go away, talk to your doctor about alternatives. › Recheck your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine. › 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 Prazosin Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert