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What is Hydrochlorothiazide?

Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) can eliminate extra fluids in the body, leading to weight loss. However, patients should bear in mind that losing water weight is not the same as losing fat. Through a detailed consultation process, our team can evaluate whether HCTZ might be a valuable asset to your overall treatment plan, which includes recommendations for a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

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What are the possible benefits of Hydrochlorothiazide?

There are many possible benefits of Hydrochlorothiazide, including, but not limited to:

  • Treating blood pressure
  • Avoiding fluid retention
  • Removing water weight

Who can benefit from Hydrochlorothiazide?

There are many people that may benefit from using hydrochlorothiazide. It may be helpful to individuals with:

  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Electrolyte disturbances
  • Family history of kidney stones
  • High calcium levels

How should I take Hydrochlorothiazide?

Take exactly as recommended by your doctor.  Do not take larger or smaller amounts for longer than recommended. Typically HCTZ is taken once a week.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

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What are the possible side effects of Hydrochlorothiazide?

Frequent urination should go away after you take Hydrochlorothiazide for a few weeks. Tell your doctor if any of the following symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • Skin sensitivity
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Cramps
  • Thirst
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Hair loss

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

  • Sore throat with fever
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Severe skin rash with peeling skin
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing

What should I avoid when taking Hydrochlorothiazide?

Tell your doctor if you already take a water pill or any other prescription medications, or if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Allergy to sulfa
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Parathyroid disease

You should plan to avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight and plan to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as Hydrochlorothiazide may make your skin sensitive to sunlight.

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Why choose Valley Medical Weight Loss?

At Valley Medical Weight Loss, we are proud to provide a caring, non-judgmental atmosphere for patients seeking to transform their lives and attain greater self-confidence. We believe every person should enjoy being in their body and have the energy to explore all of life’s greatest joys, including spending time with family and friends, delving into new hobbies, and excelling at work. Clients love our hassle-free facility where no appointment is needed to get started. Patients can go home the same day with their prescribed medications and treatment plans. Valley Medical Weight Loss was named Best of the Desert for Weight Loss 2022 and stands as a welcoming sanctuary for patients seeking support and guidance around achieving their best selves.

DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Hydrochlorothiazide.  Tell your doctor about all medications you use, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal products.  Do not start taking a new medication without telling your doctor.

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