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What is Microzide?
Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide) is one of the most commonly used drugs in treatment of hypertension and prevention of various heart issues. The active component hydrochlorothiazide is known as a diuretic, which works by reducing extra fluid in the body, which could be caused by different liver, kidney and heart conditions.
What are the indications for using Microzide?
Microzide is prescribed in prevention and treatment of the following conditions:
- Hypertension. This condition is characterized by having high blood pressure. Prolonged periods of high blood pressure can seriously affect your overall health and lead to different heart complications and even strokes.
- The medicine works by reducing the fluids in the body, so it can be effective if you suffer from swelling of limbs or experience difficulties breathing. Using Microzide for reduction of fluids can be a part of the complex treatment of various kidney, liver and heart problems.
Microzide comes in capsules and tablets of 12.5, 25, 50 and 100 mg. The standard initial dose of Microzide for patients is 25-50 mg. The drug is taken by mouth daily independently of meals. Do not change you dosage – any adjustments should always be approved by your medical advisor.
What are the contraindications for using Microzide?
Your health care specialist should be informed about your medical history before prescribing Microzide, especially if you suffer from diabetes, because it can affect your blood sugar levels or interact with medicine for diabetes. Moreover, the doctor should be aware if you previously had any allergies to active or inactive ingredients in the medicine. The medicine can be taken by pregnant women only after receiving approval from your medical advisor. The medicine is not recommended for people who have low levels of potassium, as the drug can reduce it even more.
What are the adverse effects of Microzide?
Common adverse effects of Microzide may include dizziness, headaches or upset stomach. In case of any serious adverse effects, such as a severe dehydration, chest pain, blurred vision, darkened urine, any rash, itching or swelling of the limbs, check with your medical advisor without hesitation.