Also known as Hydrodiuril
Hydrochlorothiazide, abbreviated HCTZ, HCT, or HZT, is a diuretic drug of the thiazide class that acts by inhibiting the kidneys' ability to retain water. This reduces the volume of the blood, decreasing blood return to the heart and thus cardiac output and, by other mechanisms, is believed to lower peripheral vascular resistance. Hydrochlorothiazide is a calcium-sparing diuretic, meaning it can help the body get rid of excess water while still keeping calcium.Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $3.44 for an average of 28 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed hydrochlorothiazide to treat high blood pressure, blastomycosis, pick disease, and rabies.