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Hydrochlorothiazide

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7.1
7.1  Effectiveness
3.2  Side Effects
6.2  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 3 Hydrochlorothiazide side effects and 2 Hydrochlorothiazide benefits.

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Treatment Information
This medication is manufactured and marketed under the generic name Hydrochlorothiazide.

The active ingredient here is hydrochlorothiazide and inactive ingredient are benzyl alcohol, colloidal silicon dioxide, synthetic black iron oxide, titanium dioxide, pregelatinized starch, propylene glycol, gelatin and magnesium stearate.

This medication is available in tablet form and is manufactured by Genpharm.

It is primarily used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Hydrochlorothiazide, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 1.9% 0% 94.4% 3.7% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 11.1% 87% 1.9% 0%
Blood Pressure 7.3% 9.1% 38.2% 27.3% 18.2%
Breathing 0% 5.6% 88.9% 3.7% 1.9%
Confidence 1.9% 1.9% 94.4% 0% 1.9%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 5.6% 92.6% 1.9% 0%
Digestion 0% 3.7% 94.4% 1.9% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 1.9% 92.6% 5.6% 0%
Energy 0% 5.6% 87% 7.4% 0%
Eyesight 0% 5.6% 92.6% 1.9% 0%
Memory 1.9% 7.4% 88.9% 1.9% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 9.3% 88.9% 1.9% 0%
Pain 0% 7.4% 85.2% 7.4% 0%
Patience 0% 3.7% 92.6% 1.9% 1.9%
Sexual Health 0% 7.3% 87.3% 3.6% 1.8%
Skin Complexion 0% 1.9% 96.3% 1.9% 0%
Sleep 0% 7.3% 78.2% 12.7% 1.8%
Stress Level 0% 5.6% 88.9% 5.6% 0%
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Commonly Reported Hydrochlorothiazide Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 98.1% 1.9% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 81.8% 9.1% 0% 9.1% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Cold Hands and/or Feet 94.3% 3.8% 1.9% 0% 0%
Constipation 93% 4.7% 2.3% 0% 0%
Depression 94.4% 0% 5.6% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Dizziness 75.9% 18.5% 5.6% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 85.2% 5.6% 7.4% 1.9% 0%
Fatigue 81.5% 7.4% 11.1% 0% 0%
Gas 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 88.9% 9.3% 1.9% 0% 0%
Insomnia 94.4% 1.9% 3.7% 0% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 93.8% 4.2% 2.1% 0% 0%
Loss of Taste 97.9% 2.1% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 81.8% 9.1% 9.1% 0% 0%
Nausea 98.1% 0% 1.9% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 93% 0% 7% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 97.9% 2.1% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Hydrochlorothiazide Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 96.2% 3.8% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 83% 5.7% 11.3% 0% 0%
Cough 92.5% 7.5% 0% 0% 0%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 73.6% 13.2% 7.5% 5.7% 0%
Elevated Blood Sugar 98.1% 1.9% 0% 0% 0%
Hair Growth 96.2% 0% 3.8% 0% 0%
Heartburn 98.1% 0% 0% 1.9% 0%
Increased Urination 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Kidney Damage 98.1% 0% 0% 1.9% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 60% 40% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 90.6% 3.8% 5.7% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 92% 4% 4% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
Stuffy Nose 92.5% 7.5% 0% 0% 0%
Swelling around the Eyes 94.3% 3.8% 1.9% 0% 0%
Swelling of Extremities 97.7% 2.3% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Hydrochlorothiazide
Since taking Hydrochlorothiazide Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 1.5%
Heart attack 1.5%
Hospitalization 2.9%
Stroke 1.5%
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User Comments about Hydrochlorothiazide
19 Aug 2013 For me it is not helping ,and I wish somebody could help me to find the right medication or a natural way to lowered my blood pressure.So far I tried 3 different medicine for bp with the hydrochlorothiazide together and I had bad reaction,and now I am going to start on Losartan potassium.Hope it works.
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16 Jan 2012 I am not sure if working and looking to control with natural herbs
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20 Sep 2011 This medication by itself has worked ok for my blood pressure, but has worked out well for my edema. Because of this I have been using it with another high blood pressure medication. The only draw back that I've had with it is the cotton mouth that I get if I walk much without having water with me.
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27 Aug 2011 seems to help the bp a lot. just make sure you don't take it right before a long car ride or at night cause the whole increased urination thing
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08 Mar 2011 Doctor added this to my atenolol to reduce blood pressure. It has reduced my blood pressure some but not very much. I find that staying hydrated on this drug is a constant battle. I carry water with me everywhere and drink water constantly, but still feel thirsty frequently. Also I wake up every morning with a very dry mouth which is the worst side effect.
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