What You Need to Know Before Taking Microzide and Specific Uses
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Microzide if you have:
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- A personal or family history of angioedema, which is swelling under the skin (especially of the throat or mouth)
- High cholesterol
- Fluid or electrolyte problems
- Parathyroid problems
- Had a sympathectomy (a specific kind of surgery)
- Any allergies, including allergies to Microzide, ACE inhibitors, sulfa drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Hydrochlorothiazide and Pregnancy)
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Hydrochlorothiazide Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take Microzide.)
Specific uses for this product include:
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Treating water retention (edema) due to several causes, including congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, kidney failure, and certain medications.
(Click What Is Hydrochlorothiazide Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)