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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

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed hydrochlorothiazide to treat high blood pressure, blastomycosis, pick disease, and rabies.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take hydrochlorothiazide if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking hydrochlorothiazide most commonly experience side effects like diarrhea, headache, and nausea.

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