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Aldactazide Alternatives

(Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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These medications are comparable to Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) or used for similar purposes.

Aldactazide
(Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Midamor
(Amiloride)

Microzide
(Hydrochlorothiazide )

Dyazide
(Hydrochlorothiazide / Triamterene)

Aldactone
(Spironolactone)

Dyrenium
(Triamterene)

Inspra
(Eplerenone)

Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body. Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) removes excess fluid in your body and lowers your blood pressure, while helping keep your potassium levels safe.Coming soon.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.Coming soon.Removes extra water from your body. Aldactone (Spironolactone) is helpful when added to another diuretic to get rid of excess fluid in your body. Doesn't work well on its own.Coming soon.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide (Hctz))
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Side effects
AldactazideamilorideHydrochlorothiazideDyazideAldactonetriamtereneInspra

We haven’t found good data for Aldactazide side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for amiloride side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Dyazide side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Aldactone side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for triamterene side effects.

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How it works
AldactazideamilorideHydrochlorothiazideDyazideAldactonetriamtereneInspra
Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination medicine that lowers your blood pressure with two diuretics (water pills), hydrochlorothiazide and spironolactone. They act on different parts of your kidney to get rid of extra fluids.Coming soon.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.Coming soon.Aldactone (Spironolactone) is a potassium-sparing diuretic that blocks aldosterone (a hormone) and helps the kidney get rid of excess fluids in your body.Coming soon.Coming soon.
Type of medication
AldactazideamilorideHydrochlorothiazideDyazideAldactonetriamtereneInspra
Antihypertensive
Diuretic
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Prescription only
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Antihypertensive
Diuretic
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Antihypertensive
Diuretic
Prescription only
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Used for (click to learn more)
AldactazideamilorideHydrochlorothiazideDyazideAldactonetriamtereneInspra
  • Congestive heart failure Hypertension
  • Edema Hypertension
  • Edema
  • Heart failure - Myocardial infarction with complication Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
AldactazideamilorideHydrochlorothiazideDyazideAldactonetriamtereneInspra
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicine that increase potassium
    • Use of salt substitute
    • Current kidney problems
    • Medicine that affects electrolytes
    • History of sulfa allergies
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
      Detailed Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) risks & warnings »
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      Pregnancy category
      AldactazideamilorideHydrochlorothiazideDyazideAldactonetriamtereneInspra
      CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      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.

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      BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

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

      See the FDA package insert
      BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

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

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      CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      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.

      See the FDA package insert
      CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      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.

      See the FDA package insert
      CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

      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.

      See the FDA package insert
      BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

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

      See the FDA package insert
      Alcohol
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      Kidneys and liver
      • Needs blood tests to monitor electrolytes and kidney function.
      • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked one week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
      • Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) can increase the amount of potassium in your body. High potassium can cause heart problems. Baseline and routine blood tests are needed to monitor your potassium and kidney function.
      • Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) can affect levels of certain electrolytes (sodium, magnesium) that can cause muscle weakness/spasms or unexplained tiredness. Baseline and routine blood tests are needed to monitor your electrolytes and kidney function.
      No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
      • Doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems.
      • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
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      • Needs to have blood tests done to monitor electrolyte levels and kidney function.
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      Sex
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      • You can have breast pain/swelling, irregular periods (women), or trouble with sexual performance.
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      Sleep
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      Upsides and benefits
      AldactazideamilorideHydrochlorothiazideDyazideAldactonetriamtereneInspra
      • Gets rid of extra fluids in your body.
      • Helpful for people who tend to have low potassium levels.
      • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
      • Has a low risk of causing muscle problems due to low potassium levels in your blood.
      Coming soon.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
      Coming soon.
      • More useful when taken with another diuretic that'll also help your body get rid of extra fluids.
      • Can lower blood pressure.
      • Reduces the risk of death in people with heart failure.
      • Has a low risk of causing muscle problems due to low potassium levels in your blood.
      Coming soon.Coming soon.
      Downsides and risks
      AldactazideamilorideHydrochlorothiazideDyazideAldactonetriamtereneInspra
      • Many possible side effects, especially when higher doses are used.
      • Needs blood tests to monitor electrolytes and kidney function.
      • Can make you urinate more often.
      • Can make you sensitive to sunlight.
      • Shouldn't take it if you have a sulfa allergy.
      • Can increase the risk of tumor growth.
      Coming soon.
      • Makes you urinate more often.
      • Doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems.
      Coming soon.
      • Not very good at getting rid of excess fluids on its own. Should be used with another drug to help get rid of excess fluids.
      • Has many possible side effects, especially when higher doses are used.
      • Needs to have blood tests done to monitor electrolyte levels and kidney function.
      • Can increase the risk of tumor growth.
      Coming soon.Coming soon.
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      AldactazideamilorideHydrochlorothiazideDyazideAldactonetriamtereneInspra
      • Makes you urinate more often, so don't take it at bedtime.
      • Can make you dizzy or cause trouble concentrating, so be careful using it until you know how it affects you.
      • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked one week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
      • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, muscle weakness, skin changes, red or black tarry stool.
      • Can make your skin more sensitive to sun, so use proper protections.
      • Don't use supplements or salt substitutes that are high in potassium.
      Coming soon.
      • 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.
      • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
      • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
      • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
      Coming soon.
      • Can make you dizzy or cause trouble concentrating, so be careful using it until you know how the medicine affects you.
      • You can have breast pain/swelling, irregular periods (women), or trouble with sexual performance.
      • Tell your doctor about any muscle weakness, skin changes, red or black tarry stool.
      • Can take 2 to 3 days to see full diuretic effects and 2 to 3 weeks to see blood pressure lowering effects.
      • Don't use supplements or salt substitutes that are high in potassium.
      Coming soon.Coming soon.
      Learn more
      More about AldactazideSide effectsAlternativesFDA package insert
      More about amilorideSide effectsFDA package insert
      More about HydrochlorothiazideSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
      More about DyazideSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
      More about AldactoneSide effectsReviews & ratingsFDA package insert
      More about triamtereneSide effectsFDA package insert
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