Diuretic Medicines :
Generic Microzide is a cheaper version of Microzide, a very effective and trusted high blood presure medicine. Generic and brand name Microzide have identical active ingredient Hydrochlorothiazide, and HCTZ will produce the same therapeutic effect as the brand name drug. Generic medications can usually be purchased for a fraction of the cost of their branded counterparts. Because generic medications are often much cheaper than their branded counterparts, many people choose buying generic medications online, and many insurance companies actually require that they be used. The combination of generic substitutions and reference pricing would give patients an incentive to choose the cheapest product, while helping them avoid unnecessary costs.
Generic Microzide (Hydrochlorothiazide or HCTZ) belongs to the class of drugs called thiazide diuretics. Hydrochlorothiazide is preferably used in the management of hypertension either as single initial therapy, or in combination with other antihypertensive drugs. Hydrochlorothiazide also treats fluid retention (swelling) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or kidney problems, or swelling because of steroids or estrogen. Because of its unique action, it is also known as "waterpill".
Hydrochlorothiazide is used for
Microzide helps the kidneys to remove fluid from the body. It is used for the treating high blood pressure or fluid buildup in the body caused by heart failure, liver cirrhosis, kidney problems or some medicines including: corticosteroids, estrogens.
How does generic Microzide work?
Hydrochlorothiazide inhibits the reabsorption of sodium & chloride ions, and thereby increases the quantity of sodium traversing the distal tubule and the amount of water excreted. Hydrochlorothiazide also decreases the excretion of calcium and uric acid. Hydrochlorothiazide proved to be an excellent therapy for initiation of therapy for newly detected hypertensive patients and also for uncontrolled hypertensive patients with high risk profile.
Drug safety information for HCTZ
Use Microzide with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. Microzide may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Microzide . Microzide may raise your blood sugar. High blood sugar may make you feel confused, drowsy, or thirsty. It can also make you flush, breathe faster, or have a fruit-like breath odor. Use Microzide with caution in the elderly; older patients may be more sensitive to its effects, especially dizziness.
Possible side effects
Some of the side effects that may occur while taking Hydrochlorothiazide include: black, tarry stools; blood in urine or stools; cough or hoarseness; fever or chills; joint pain; lower back or side pain; painful or difficult urination; pinpoint red spots on skin; skin rash or hives; stomach pain with nausea and vomiting; unusual bleeding or bruising; yellow eyes or skin. Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities.
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