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General Information on Hydroflumethiazide

Generic Name : Hydroflumethiazide

Latest prescription information about Hydroflumethiazide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y54.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Diuretics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Hydroflumethiazide

India : 

International : 

Diucardin

Why is Hydroflumethiazide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a diuretic, prescribed for fluid retention and hypertension. 

When should Hydroflumethiazide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with anuria and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Hydroflumethiazide?

PO- Edema- The recommended dose is 50-100 mg/day. Max: 200 mg/day. HTN- Initial: The recommended dose is 12.5 mg/day. Usual: 25-50 mg/day.

How should Hydroflumethiazide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Hydroflumethiazide?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of fluid and electrolyte disturbances, cirrhosis, gout, diabetes, elderly, heart, kidney or liver impairment, anuria, Addison's disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Monitor blood glucose level in patients taking anti-diabetic drugs.

It may cause blurred vision or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Hydroflumethiazide?

   Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, stomach irritation, nausea, vomiting, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, jaundice, inflammation of pancreas, inflammation of salivary gland.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness, fainting, tingling, headache and yellow vision.
   Blood : Decrease in white blood cells and platelets; bone marrow depression and anemia.
   Heart : Low blood pressure.
   Skin : Bruising, photosensitivity, rash, hives, skin death, fever, and anaphylactic reactions.
   Others : Fever, respiratory distress, increased blood sugar, muscle spasm, weakness, restlessness, transient blurred vision.

What are the other precautions for Hydroflumethiazide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Hydroflumethiazide?

Store it at room temperature (25C).

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