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Generic for HCTZ: An Overview

HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide or HCT) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and water retention (edema).
Brand names for HCTZ include Esidrix®, HydroDIURIL®, Microzide®, and Oretic®. Since HCTZ is a very old medication, generic HCTZ has been available for many years. In fact, some of the brand-name versions are not available anymore.

Generic HCTZ -- Strengths

Generic HCTZ is sold under the name HCTZ tablets or HCTZ capsules. It is available in several strengths, including:
  • HCTZ 15 mg capsules
  • HCTZ 25 mg tablets
  • HCTZ 50 mg tablets.

Who Makes Generic HCTZ?

Generic HCTZ is currently manufactured by many different generic manufacturers. Some of these include:
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals
  • Pliva, Inc.
If interested, you can ask your pharmacist about all the different makers of generic HCTZ.
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