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HCTZ Amounts and Adverse Reactions

Dosing

The dose of HCTZ that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking
  • How you respond to HCTZ.
     
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click HCTZ Dosage for more information.)
 

Side Effects

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with HCTZ. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. When they do occur, side effects are often minor, meaning that they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
The most common HCTZ side effects seen in people with high blood pressure include:
 
  • Low blood potassium levels (hypokalemia) or other electrolyte imbalances
  • Dizziness
  • Upset stomach (nausea) or vomiting.
     
(Click HCTZ Side Effects to learn about the specific side effects of this drug, including serious side effects to look out for.)
 
You can also read about other possible side effects by going to the following eMedTV articles:
 
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