What Is This Medicational Treatment And How Is It Going To Help Your Condition?
Hydrochlorothiazide is what’s known as a thiazide diuretic (water pill) it’s able to effectively stop the body from absorbing a lot of salt, which can lead to a condition called fluid retention. Hydrochlorothiazide can also be used in order to provide treatment for people who have high blood pressure problems (hypertension). Fluid retention with people who have congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, kidney problems or edema brought on by using steroids or estrogen can also use Hydrochlorothiazide.
What are some of the common side effects you run the risk of experiencing if you decide to use this medicational treatment?
Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite
Once you are given a prescription for this treatment and you decide (or the doctor decides) you no longer need it, then will you need to taper off of it or can you just stop?
There are some medications out there that once you start taking them your body becomes used to them and expects them. If you stop suddenly then you can experience withdrawal symptoms. With Hydrochlorothiazide this shouldn’t be an issue. You can just stop taking it; you won’t be required to taper off of it. The thing you’ll have to remember is if you do stop taking it you’ll want to make sure you let a doctor know first.
Your doctor will still need to look at your blood pressure for a while once they’ve decided you no longer need this treatment. There are some instances where a doctor will take you off of this treatment and decide to give you something else.
If you take Hydrochlorothiazide with water, then will you need to be careful of how much water you take in and if so why?
You don’t really need to be concerned with how much water you take in with this medication, unless you’re on some kind of low water diet to start with. However, if you want to cleanse your body of this medication then drinking a lot of water will help. Limiting water consumption might actually work well for some, but in any case you shouldn’t have to worry about feeling uncomfortable due to water consumption when taking Hydrochlorothiazide.
Are there any similar medications on the market that you can decide to purchase over the counter if you don’t want to use a prescription?
You will find that if you go to certain stores that there are pills sold for very cheap claiming to be water pills, but these aren’t going to be nearly as effective as a medication such as Hydrochlorothiazide.
How long is it going to take in order to get rid of this medication from your body?
How long it’s going to take to get this drug out of your body is going to vary from person to person and there are several reasons for this. It’s going to depend on how much food you take with it or if you took it with food at all. Another factor is going to be whether or not you’re using other medications. In most cases though it should be able to leave your body in about 7-15 hours and no longer than a day max by means of urine.