Hydrochlorothiazide

[ hy-droh-klor-oh-THIGH-ah-zyd] Pregnancy Category: B Apo-Hydro M, Diuchlor H M, Esidrex, Ezide, Hydro-DIURIL, Hydro-Par, Mi-crozide, Neo-Codema M, Novo-Hydrazide M, Oretic, Urozide M [Rx] Classification: Diuretic, thiazide type

See also Diuretics, Thiazide. Action/Kinetics: Onset: 2 hr. Peak effect: 4-6 hr. Duration: 6-12 hr. tl2: 5.6-14.8 hr.

Uses: Diuresis, edema, hypertension, treatment of CHF. Additional Uses: Microzide is available for once-daily, low-dose treatment for hypertension. Contraindications: Hypersensitiv-ity to thiazides or sulfonamides, anu-ria, renal decomposition, hypomagne-semia.

Special Concerns: Geriatric clients may be more sensitive to the usual adult dose.

Side Effects: See also Diuretics, Thi-azide.

Additional Side Effects: CV: Allergic myocarditis, hypotension. Dermatolog-ic: Alopecia, exfoliative dermatitis, toxic epidermal necrolysis, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Miscellaneous: Anaphylactic reactions, respiratory distress including pneumonitis and pulmonary edema.

Drug Interactions: See also Diuretics, Thiazide.

How Supplied: Capsule: 12.5 mg; Solution: 50 mg/5 mL; Tablet: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg

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