This medication is a thiazide diuretic, prescribed for high blood pressure (hypertension) and edema. It helps the kidneys to remove fluid from the body.
Contraindicated in patients with urination problem, who are taking potassium-sparing agents and hypersensitivity.
Adult- HTN- The recommended dose is 12.5 to 50 mg once daily.
Edema- The recommended dose is 25-100 mg once daily or in divided doses.
It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with food.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, gout, asthma or kidney, liver, thyroid disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
It may raise blood sugar level, monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.
Monitor kidney function, blood pressure and electrolyte levels while taking this medication.
Body as a whole :
Hypersensitivity : Rash, hives, shock and photosensitivity.
Heart : Abnormal heart rhythm and low blood pressure.
Metabolic : Increased sugar.
Gastrointestinal : Jaundice and/or liver enzyme abnormalities, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and abdominal pain.
Genitourinary : Kidney failure.
Blood : Decrease in white blood cells and anemia.
Musculoskeletal : Muscle cramps.
Central Nervous System : Weakness, fatigue, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, tingling and vertigo.
Miscellaneous : Impotence.
Eye : Blurred vision.
Respiratory : Lung swelling and respiratory distress.
Skin : Cell death.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.
Store it at controlled room temperature (20° to 25°C).
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