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What is Aquazide-12.5?
Aquazide containing the active ingredient hydrochlorothiazide belongs to a class of medications called thiazide diuretics (water pill). The medication can help prevent fluid retention by causing the kidney to get rid of excess salt and water through urine. The tablets can be used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and fluid retention (edema) caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease or kidney disease. Lowering high blood pressure can help prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.
How is Aquazide-12.5 used?
Aquazide is usually taken orally once per day in the morning or as directed by a doctor. It is recommended to take it at least 4 hours prior to bedtime to prevent having to wake up to urinate. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a full glass of water. Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor, even if you feel well, as high blood pressure usually has no visible symptoms.
Patients using Aquazide may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Vision problems
- Irregular heartbeats
- Muscle or joint pain
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Loss of appetite
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Aquazide-12.5 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.