What is Apo hydrochlorothiazide used for?
This medication is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to a class of drugs known as diuretics/”water pills.” It works by causing you to make more urine.
What are the side effects of taking hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg?
Hydrochlorothiazide side effects
- blood pressure that’s lower than normal (especially when standing up after sitting or lying down)
- erectile dysfunction (trouble getting or keeping an erection)
- tingling in your hands, legs, and feet.
What is Apo Hydro 25 mg used for?
This medication is a diuretic (water pill). Typically, it is used to lower blood pressure. It may also have other uses. Even though you may not feel its effects, this medication takes effect within a few hours.
What is the best time of day to take hydrochlorothiazide?
If you are to take a single dose a day, take it in the morning after breakfast. If you are to take more than one dose a day, take the last dose no later than 6 p.m., unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What are the dangers of taking diuretics?
Side effects include increased urination and sodium loss. Diuretics can also affect blood potassium levels….Other possible side effects of diuretics include:
- Muscle cramps.
- Joint disorders (gout)
Can I drink coffee while taking hydrochlorothiazide?
Taking caffeine with water pills might cause potassium levels to drop too low. Some “water pills” that can deplete potassium include chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Thalitone), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Microzide), and others.
Can you take vitamin D with hydrochlorothiazide?
While further research may be required, this study suggests that, for the majority of HCTZ users, combined HCTZ use with higher doses of vitamin D (2000 IU to 4000 IU) appears safe with a low rate of clinically significant hypercalcemia.