Mar 05, 2019 - 12:03 PM
How to use this medicine:
This medicine should be taken orally (By mouth) with a glass of water during each dose. You should always follow the directions exactly as printed on your prescription label prescribed by your doctor at regular intervals. Remember that you will pass urine frequently, so be sure that you will have regular access to a bathroom after taking this medicine. Do not stop taking this particular medicine unless advised by a licensed medical professional.
Always consult with a pediatrician first regarding the use of Hydrochlorothiazide in children as special care may be needed.
Hydrochlorothiazide should always be stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) Do not attempt to freeze or you may lose the desired effect of this medicine.
Protect from direct sunlight and moisture and always keep this and other prescribed medication closed tightly and out of the reach of children. Throw away any unused medicine after its original expiration date.What should I watch for while taking this medicine?Ask your health care provider what your blood pressure level should be then check your blood pressure as directed. Some people may need to be placed on a special diet while taking this medicine. Contact your health care provider if you begin to experience severe diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or if you begin to sweat more than usual. The loss of too much body fluid can make it dangerous for you to continue to take Hydrochlorothiazide as you may also experience Drowsiness or become dizzy.Do not attempt to drive, use machinery or anything that requires mental alertness until you know for sure how this medicine affects you. Do not attempt to stand up of sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient.Those simple steps will reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the desired effects of this medicine so avoid alcohol by every means. This medicine may also affect your blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor before changing the dose of your diabetic medicine. This medicine may make you more sensitive to sunlight. If possible, avoid direct sunlight. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing, use sunscreen and stay hydrated. Do not attempt to use sun lamps or tanning beds. Always visit with a health care professional for checkups whenever possible to keep to date on your health status.