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hydrochlorothiazide (generic name)

(hye droe klor oh THYE a zide): A thiazide diuretic - It increases the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose salt and water

hydrochlorothiazide

What is this medicine?
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a diuretic. It increases the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose salt and water. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure. It is also reduces the swelling and water retention caused by various medical conditions, such as heart, liver, or kidney disease.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
What is the price of this medication and similar alternatives?

This pricing information is subject to change at the sole discretion of DS Pharmacy. This pricing information was updated 09/2009. For the most current and up-to-date pricing information, please visit www.drugstore.com. Actual costs to patients will vary depending on the use of specific retail or mail-order locations and health insurance copays.

Accuretic 10-12.5MG Tablets PFIZER U.S.30/$53.62 or 90/$149.16
Accuretic 20-12.5MG Tablets PFIZER U.S.30/$58.79 or 90/$152.23
Accuretic 20-25MG Tablets PFIZER U.S.30/$53.62 or 90/$149.16
Aldactazide 25-25MG Tablets PFIZER U.S.30/$37.79 or 90/$92.37
Aldactazide 50-50MG Tablets PFIZER U.S.30/$57.74 or 90/$157.46
Atacand HCT 16-12.5MG Tablets ASTRAZENECA LP30/$93.7 or 90/$259.09
Atacand HCT 32-12.5MG Tablets ASTRAZENECA LP30/$94.01 or 90/$259.11
Avalide 150-12.5MG Tablets B-M SQUIBB U.S. (PRIMARY CARE)30/$90.72 or 90/$244.94
Avalide 300-12.5MG Tablets B-M SQUIBB U.S. (PRIMARY CARE)30/$91.15 or 90/$250.13
Avalide 300-25MG Tablets B-M SQUIBB U.S. (PRIMARY CARE)30/$105.46 or 90/$296
Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide 10-12.5MG Tablets IVAX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.30/$22.99 or 90/$56.96
Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide 20-12.5MG Tablets IVAX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.30/$26.99 or 90/$69.96
Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide 20-25MG Tablets IVAX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.30/$26.99 or 90/$69.96
Benazepril-Hydrochlorothiazide 5-6.25MG Tablets SANDOZ30/$25.91 or 90/$67.18
Benicar HCT 20-12.5MG Tablets SANKYO30/$81.1 or 90/$227.06
Benicar HCT 40-12.5MG Tablets SANKYO30/$89.61 or 90/$245.87
Benicar HCT 40-25MG Tablets SANKYO30/$99.55 or 90/$273.48
Bisoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide 10-6.25MG Tablets MYLAN30/$22.99 or 90/$59.97
Bisoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide 2.5-6.25MG Tablets MYLAN90/$59.99 or 180/$102.6
Bisoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide 5-6.25MG Tablets MYLAN90/$19.96 or 180/$39.92
Capozide 50-15MG Tablets PAR60/$125.27 or 180/$362.86
Capozide 50-25MG Tablets PAR30/$95.55 or 90/$268.57
Captopril-Hydrochlorothiazide 25-15MG Tablets MYLAN90/$44.99 or 270/$109.97
Captopril-Hydrochlorothiazide 25-25MG Tablets TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA90/$44.99 or 270/$125.98
Captopril-Hydrochlorothiazide 50-15MG Tablets TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA60/$53.99 or 180/$154.98
Captopril-Hydrochlorothiazide 50-25MG Tablets TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA60/$53.99 or 180/$154.98
Diovan HCT 160-12.5MG Tablets NOVARTIS30/$92.43 or 90/$253.09
Diovan HCT 160-25MG Tablets NOVARTIS30/$102.35 or 90/$292.73
Diovan HCT 320-12.5MG Tablets NOVARTIS30/$105.5 or 90/$315.38
Diovan HCT 320-25MG Tablets NOVARTIS30/$129.08 or 90/$363.65
Diovan HCT 80-12.5MG Tablets NOVARTIS30/$80.81 or 90/$220
Dyazide 37.5-25MG Capsules GLAXO SMITH KLINE30/$43.04 or 90/$104.68
Enalapril-Hydrochlorothiazide 10-25MG Tablets MYLAN30/$26.99 or 90/$71.99
Enalapril-Hydrochlorothiazide 5-12.5MG Tablets TARO30/$23.99 or 90/$65
Fosinopril Sodium-HCTZ 10-12.5MG Tablets RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS60/$54.99 or 180/$149.98
Fosinopril Sodium-HCTZ 20-12.5MG Tablets SANDOZ60/$66.9 or 180/$182.47
Hydralazine-HCTZ 100-50MG Capsules PAR30/$15.99 or 90/$40.99
Hydralazine-HCTZ 25-25MG Capsules PAR30/$22.69 or 90/$51.04
Hydralazine-HCTZ 50-50MG Capsules PAR30/$33.6 or 90/$78.38
Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5MG Capsules QUALITEST30/$14.99 or 60/$22.98
Hydrochlorothiazide 25MG Tablets IVAX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.100/$12.99 or 200/$15.96
Hydrochlorothiazide 50MG Tablets IVAX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.100/$15.99 or 200/$23.98
Hyzaar 100-12.5MG Tablets MERCK HUMAN HEALTH30/$110.59 or 90/$323.24
Hyzaar 100-25MG Tablets MERCK HUMAN HEALTH30/$111.8 or 90/$305
Hyzaar 50-12.5MG Tablets MERCK HUMAN HEALTH30/$85.06 or 90/$228.43
Inderide 40-25MG Tablets WYETH60/$96.92 or 180/$277.47
Lisinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide 10-12.5MG Tablets IVAX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.30/$23.99 or 60/$39.98
Lisinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide 20-12.5MG Tablets IVAX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.30/$21.99 or 90/$58.99
Lisinopril-Hydrochlorothiazide 20-25MG Tablets IVAX PHARMACEUTICALS INC.30/$21.99 or 90/$59.97
Lopressor HCT 100-50MG Tablets NOVARTIS30/$81.99 or 90/$224.97
Lopressor HCT 50-25MG Tablets NOVARTIS60/$109.88 or 180/$303.28
Lotensin HCT 10-12.5MG Tablets NOVARTIS30/$53.13 or 90/$147.31
Lotensin HCT 20-12.5MG Tablets NOVARTIS30/$53.85 or 90/$140.65
Lotensin HCT 20-25MG Tablets NOVARTIS30/$53.08 or 90/$142.84
Lotensin HCT 5-6.25MG Tablets NOVARTIS30/$39.2 or 90/$103.77
Maxzide 75-50MG Tablets MYLAN BERTEK30/$61.59 or 90/$164.97
Maxzide-25 37.5-25MG Tablets MYLAN BERTEK30/$34.09 or 90/$78.07
Methyldopa-Hydrochlorothiazide 250-25MG Tablets MYLAN60/$22.99 or 180/$46.96
Metoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide 100-25MG Tablets MYLAN30/$49.99 or 90/$129.97
Metoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide 100-50MG Tablets MYLAN30/$49.99 or 90/$139.98
Metoprolol-Hydrochlorothiazide 50-25MG Tablets MYLAN60/$59.99 or 180/$159.97
Micardis HCT 40-12.5MG Tablets BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM30/$86.87 or 90/$233.24
Micardis HCT 80-12.5MG Tablets BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM30/$95.22 or 90/$255.91
Micardis HCT 80-25MG Tablets BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM30/$102.34 or 90/$292.73
Microzide 12.5MG Capsules WATSON LABS30/$30.99 or 90/$86.97
Moexipril-Hydrochlorothiazide 15-12.5MG Tablets COBALT LABORATORIES100/$109.98 or 300/$315.96
Moexipril-Hydrochlorothiazide 15-25MG Tablets COBALT LABORATORIES30/$36.99 or 90/$89.97
Moexipril-Hydrochlorothiazide 7.5-12.5MG Tablets TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA30/$37.99 or 90/$95.97
Monopril HCT 10-12.5MG Tablets B-M SQUIBB U.S. (PRIMARY CARE)60/$92.12 or 180/$259.49
Prinzide 10-12.5MG Tablets MERCK HUMAN HEALTH30/$43.82 or 90/$107.94
Prinzide 20-12.5MG Tablets MERCK HUMAN HEALTH30/$45.99 or 90/$115.97
Quinapril-Hydrochlorothiazide 10-12.5MG Tablets MYLAN30/$35.99 or 90/$89.97
Quinapril-Hydrochlorothiazide 20-12.5MG Tablets MYLAN90/$86.99 or 100/$94.2
Quinapril-Hydrochlorothiazide 20-25MG Tablets MYLAN90/$86.99 or 100/$94.2
Spironolactone-HCTZ 25-25MG Tablets URL30/$16.99 or 60/$22.98
Tekturna HCT 300-25MG Tablets NOVARTIS30/$102.72 or 90/$280.32
Teveten HCT 600-12.5MG Tablets ABBOTT30/$94.4 or 90/$262.22
Teveten HCT 600-25MG Tablets ABBOTT30/$94.59 or 90/$268.72
Triamterene-HCTZ 37.5-25MG Capsules SANDOZ100/$15.99 or 200/$22.96
Triamterene-HCTZ 37.5-25MG Tablets APOTEX100/$29.99 or 200/$45.96
Triamterene-HCTZ 50-25MG Capsules SANDOZ100/$49.99 or 300/$129.96
Triamterene-HCTZ 75-50MG Tablets APOTEX100/$17.99 or 300/$39.96
Uniretic 15-12.5MG Tablets SCHWARZ PHARMA30/$69.59 or 90/$187.16
Uniretic 15-25MG Tablets SCHWARZ PHARMA30/$69.59 or 90/$187.18
Uniretic 7.5-12.5MG Tablets SCHWARZ PHARMA30/$69.59 or 90/$189.58
Vaseretic 10-25MG Tablets BTA PHARMACEUTICALS30/$90.24 or 90/$242.96
Vaseretic 5-12.5MG Tablets BTA PHARMACEUTICALS30/$42.34 or 90/$115.58
Zestoretic 10-12.5MG Tablets ASTRAZENECA30/$56.78 or 90/$147.39
Zestoretic 20-12.5MG Tablets ASTRAZENECA30/$60.05 or 90/$163.76
Zestoretic 20-25MG Tablets ASTRAZENECA30/$60.18 or 90/$163.76
Ziac 10-6.25MG Tablets TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA30/$100.5 or 90/$275.77
Ziac 2.5-6.25MG Tablets TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA30/$100.5 or 90/$280.45
Ziac 5-6.25MG Tablets TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA30/$100.47 or 90/$275.79
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions such as skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat
  • chest pain
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • gout attack
  • muscle pain or cramps
  • pain or difficulty when passing urine
  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • blurred vision
  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • stomach upset

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I use this medicine?
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Remember that you will need to pass urine frequently after taking this medicine. Do not take your doses at a time of day that will cause you problems. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?
  • cholestyramine
  • colestipol
  • digoxin
  • dofetilide
  • lithium
  • medicines for blood pressure
  • medicines for diabetes
  • medicines that relax muscles for surgery
  • other diuretics
  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

Who should NOT use this medication?

  • Anuria.
  • Known hypersensitivity to hydrochlorothiazide, other thiazides, or any ingredient in the formulation.
  • Although manufacturers state allergy to other sulfonamide derivatives is a contraindication, evidence to support cross-sensitivity is limited, and history of sensitivity to sulfonamide anti-infectives (“sulfa sensitivity”) should not be considered an absolute contraindication.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check your blood pressure as directed. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your blood pressure should be and when you should contact him or her.

You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Ask your doctor.

Check with your doctor or health care professional if you get an attack of severe diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, or if you sweat a lot. The loss of too much body fluid can make it dangerous for you to take this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

This medicine may affect your blood sugar level. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before changing the dose of your diabetic medicine.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetes
  • gout
  • immune system problems, like lupus
  • kidney disease or kidney stones
  • liver disease
  • pancreatitis
  • small amount of urine or difficulty passing urine
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to hydrochlorothiazide, sulfa drugs, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
Can I stop taking the medication if I feel better?
Even though you may feel better you should not stop taking your high blood pressure medication without first checking with your healthcare provider.
I am on so many medications; do I have to take them all?
This is called polypharmacy—many different medications being used at the same time by one person. Sometimes, being on multiple medications is acceptable and appropriate but at other times it may be problematic. If you are receiving your medications from multiple physicians you need to ensure that they all know what medications you are taking. The best way to do this is to make a list of all the medications you are currently using, including all nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies, vitamins and over-the-counter drugs (if possible, also include all the diseases you have been diagnosed with). Give a copy to every doctor who takes care of you so they have it on file, this way they can avoid duplicating medications and perhaps even try to consolidate some. After every doctor's visit remember to update the list accordingly. Also, as much as you possibly can, try to use the same pharmacy to fill all your prescriptions, this way any potential drug interactions can be caught and averted.
Where can I get more information?
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