Drug Interactions With HCTZ
When various medications are taken together, there is a chance of developing drug interactions. With HCTZ, an interaction can occur if the drug is taken with barbiturates, norepinephrine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or other blood pressure medications, among other drugs. Drug interactions with HCTZ can potentially lead to increased blood sugar levels, an electrolyte imbalance, or extremely low blood pressure.
HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide or HCT) can potentially interact with a number of other medicines. Some of these drug interactions with HCTZ can include:
o Amobarbital (Amytal®)o Butabarbital (Butisol Sodium®)o Phenobarbital (Luminal®)o Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)o Thiopental (Pentothal®)
- Narcotics, such as codeine, morphine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone
- Cholestyramine (Prevalite®, Questran®, Questran® Light, LoCholest®)
- Colestipol (Colestid®)
- Corticosteroids, such as prednisone, hydrocortisone (Cortef®), dexamethasone (Decadron®, Dexone®, Hexadrol®), and many others
- Corticotropin (Acthar®)
- Muscle relaxants, such as tubocurarine
- Lithium (Eskalith®, Lithobid®)
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Motrin®, Advil®), naproxen (Naprosyn®), naproxen sodium (Aleve®, Anaprox®, Naprelan®), diclofenac (Cataflam®, Voltaren®), indomethacin (Indocin®), nabumetone (Relafen®), oxaprozin (Daypro®), celecoxib (Celebrex®), meloxicam (Mobic®), etodolac (Lodine®), ketoprofen, ketorolac (Toradol®), and others.