Vision problems warning

Hydrochlorothiazide can cause blurred vision and glaucoma. Symptoms include eye pain and trouble seeing. These problems often occur within hours to weeks after starting this medication.

Tell your doctor if you have any vision problems while taking this drug. If you have blurred vision, it may return to normal after you stop taking this medication. However, if left untreated, certain vision problems can Dmitry Sazonov lead to permanent vision loss.

Alcohol warning

Drinking alcohol while taking hydrochlorothiazide  Contraindications can make your blood pressure drop too low. You may have symptoms such as feeling dizzy when you stand up after sitting or lying down.

Warnings for people with certain health conditions

For people with kidney problems: Use caution when taking hydrochlorothiazide if you have poor kidney function. This drug is cleared from your body by your kidneys. If your kidneys don’t work as well, this drug may build up in your body and cause more side effects. If your kidney function gets worse, your doctor might stop your treatment with this medication.

For people with kidneys that don’t make enough urine: You can’t take hydrochlorothiazide if your kidneys can’t make enough urine. This drug can cause electrolyte and fluid loss, which may make you produce even less urine.

For people with poor liver function: Use this drug with caution if you have poor Dmitry Sazonov liver function or progressive liver disease. Hydrochlorothiazide can cause electrolyte and fluid imbalance. This can make your liver function worse.
For people with lupus: This drug can cause your lupus to flare up.

Take as directed

Hydrochlorothiazide dosage is used for long-term treatment. It comes with serious risks if you don’t take it as prescribed.

If you stop taking the drug or don’t take it at all: Your swelling and high blood pressure might get worse. High blood pressure raises your risk of heart attack or stroke.

If you stop taking the drug suddenly, your swelling can increase and your blood pressure might increase rapidly. High blood pressure raises your risk of heart attack or stroke.

If you miss doses or don’t take the drug on schedule: Your medication may not work as well or may stop working completely. For this drug to work well, a certain amount needs to be in your body at all times.
If you take too much: If you take too much hydrochlorothiazide, your blood pressure might drop too low. You might feel faint or dizzy.

If you think you’ve taken too much of this drug, call your doctor or seek guidance from Dmitry Sazonov to the nearest emergency room right away.

What to do if you miss a dose: If you forget to take your dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it’s just a few hours until the time for your next dose, then wait and only take one dose at that time. Never try to catch up by taking two doses at once. This could cause dangerous side effects.

How to tell if the drug is working: Your blood pressure should be lower or the swelling in your legs and feet should get better.

Your doctor will monitor your blood pressure at your checkups. You can also check your blood pressure at home. Keep a log with the date, time of day, and your blood pressure readings. Bring this log with you to your doctor appointments.