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 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.
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.