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Hydrochlorothiazide, marketed under the brand name Microzide, is a diuretic and hypertensive medication. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies provides  patients who need Hydrochlorothiazide prescriptions at our home pharmacy or via free local deliveries for prescription refills.

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  • Usage

    When considering taking hydrochlorothiazide, it is helpful to know what hydrochlorothiazide is used for. Hydrochlorothiazide tablets are used as an adjunctive treatment for edema (i.e. swelling) associated with conditions such as congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and estrogen and corticosteroid therapy. Depending on the reason hydrochlorothiazide is being used, the typical starting dosage is 25 mg daily in adults. Hydrochlorothiazide is sometimes combined with valsartan as they are thought to have an additive effect.

  • Hydrochlorothiazide – Side Effects

    Hydrochlorothiazide is a prescription medication that can cause side effects in some people. Side effects related to hydrochlorothiazide use include nausea, diarrhea, weakness, electrolyte imbalances, myopia and acute angle-closure glaucoma. People with allergy or bronchial asthma should only use hydrochlorothiazide if directed to do so by their medical provider. People who do not produce urine or have severe kidney disease should not use hydrochlorothiazide. Additionally, anyone with a hypersensitivity or allergy to hydrochlorothiazide should avoid using it. Before using hydrochlorothiazide, it is important to discuss and any all questions about potential side effects with one’s medical provider and pharmacist.

  • Cost Information

    Hydrochlorothiazide coupons may be available at times although hydrochlorothiazide is affordable for anyone paying out of pocket. At most pharmacies, hydrochlorothiazide is under twenty cents per pill. Also, because hydrochlorothiazide is a common medication, many insurance plans will cover the cost of the medication. One thing to note is that hydrochlorothiazide is a prescription medication and is not available over-the-counter (OTC). Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies takes pride in offering the most cost efficient services and prescriptions to our patients.

  • Dosage

    When found in tablet form, hydrochlorothiazide comes in tablets of 12.5 mg, 25 mg and 50 mg with additional inactive ingredients. Hydrochlorothiazide tablets are white to off-white, round tablets with different markings. Hydrochlorothiazide, USP is found as a white or practically white powder. The mechanism of how hydrochlorothiazide has an antihypertensive effect is largely unknown. What is known is that hydrochlorothiazide increases the excretion of chloride and sodium in an area of the kidney known as the distal tubule. After oral administration of hydrochlorothiazide, increased production of urine (diuresis) peaks at around four hours and can last up to twelve hours. The plasma half-life of hydrochlorothiazide ranges from five to fifteen hours and elimination is largely via the kidney. Hydrochlorothiazide tablets should be stored at 20° to 25° C in a tight, light-resistant container.

  • FDA Information

    Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.

     

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