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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE belongs to class of diuretics which is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure.

Common side-effects

• Tiredness
• Difficulty in sleeping (insomnia)
• Nose or throat infections
• Abdominal pain, back pain, muscle pain
• Faster heart beat (tachycardia)

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Take HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE during the day as prescribed by your doctor. Since HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE increases urine output you are recommended not to take HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE during the night time in order to get undisturbed sleep.
• Inform your doctor if you feel extreme dizziness while taking HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE.
• Also, keep your doctor informed if you are taking medicines such as angiotensin II receptor blockers (E.g.: Valsartan, Telmisartan, etc), if you have diabetes related kidney problems, or if you are taking Aliskiren medication.
• Regular monitoring of kidneys, number of electrolytes and blood pressure is highly recommended while you are taking HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE.


Q. How does HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE work? A. HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE works by causing the kidneys to get rid of unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine.
Q. Can I stop taking HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE on my own? A. No, one should never stop taking the medication on their own. Please consult your doctor.
Q. When should I take HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE? A. It is advised to take the medicine during the day rather than night so as to prevent sleep disturbance due to frequent urination. However, it is recommended to take the medication as prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Does HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE cause weight loss? A. Yes, there has been some cases of marginal weight loss with HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE. HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE may cause slight fluctuations in weight due to elimination of unneeded water from the body. If there is significant change in your weight please consult your doctor to rule out other underlying medical conditions.
Q. Does HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE cause electrolyte imbalance? A. Yes, It has been observed that long-term treatment with HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE could lead to electrolyte imbalance in your body. Typical symptoms of fluid or electrolyte imbalance include dry mouth, weakness, drowsiness, restlessness, muscle pain or cramps, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting, tired muscles, and an abnormally fast heart rate. If you experience any of the above side-effects please consult your doctor.