Hydrochlorothiazide is a “water pill” used to get rid of unneeded water and salt from the body. Taking Hydrochlorothiazide under the care of an experienced medical provider can aid in weight loss for certain patients.
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
- 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.