Hydrodiuril Uses

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What is Hydrodiuril?

Hydrodiuril is used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload of the heart and arteries. If it continues for a long time, the heart and arteries may not function properly. This can damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys, resulting in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure. High blood pressure may also increase the risk of heart attacks. These problems may be less likely to occur if blood pressure is controlled.

Hydrodiuril is also used to treat fluid retention (edema) that is caused by congestive heart failure, severe liver disease (cirrhosis), kidney disease, or treatment with a steroid or hormone medicine.

Hydrodiuril is a thiazide diuretic (water pill). It is used to help reduce the amount of water in the body by increasing the flow of urine. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Hydrodiuril is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Hydrodiuril indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.
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Hydrodiuril (Hydrodiuril capsule) is indicated in the management of hypertension either as the sole therapeutic agent, or in combination with other antihypertensives. Unlike potassium sparing combination diuretic products, Hydrodiuril (Hydrodiuril capsule) may be used in those patients in whom the development of hyperkalemia cannot be risked, including patients taking ACE inhibitors.

Usage in Pregnancy

The routine use of diuretics in an otherwise healthy woman is inappropriate and exposes mother and fetus to unnecessary hazard. Diuretics do not prevent development of toxemia of pregnancy, and there is no satisfactory evidence that they are useful in the treatment of developed toxemia.

Edema during pregnancy may arise from pathological causes or from the physiologic and mechanical consequences of pregnancy. Diuretics are indicated in pregnancy when edema is due to pathologic causes, just as they are in the absence of pregnancy. Dependent edema in pregnancy resulting from restriction of venous return by the expanded uterus is properly treated through elevation of the lower extremities and use of support hose; use of diuretics to lower intravascular volume in this case is illogical and unnecessary. There is hypervolemia during normal pregnancy which is harmful to neither the fetus nor the mother (in the absence of cardiovascular disease), but which is associated with edema, including generalized edema in the majority of pregnant women. If this edema produces discomfort, increased recumbency will often provide relief. In rare instances this edema may cause extreme discomfort which is not relieved by rest. In these cases a short course of diuretics may provide relief and may be appropriate.

How should I use Hydrodiuril?

Use Hydrodiuril capsules as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Hydrodiuril capsules.

Uses of Hydrodiuril in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.
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This medication is used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Hydrodiuril is a "water pill" (diuretic) that causes you to make more urine. This helps your body get rid of extra salt and water.

This medication also reduces extra fluid in the body (edema) caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease. This can lessen symptoms such as shortness of breath or swelling in your ankles or feet.

How to use Hydrodiuril

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the morning with or without food. It is best to avoid taking this medication within 4 hours of your bedtime to prevent having to get up to urinate.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.

Cholestyramine and colestipol can decrease the absorption of Hydrodiuril. If you are taking either of these drugs, take them at least 4 hours before or after taking Hydrodiuril.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (for example, your blood pressure readings increase).

Hydrodiuril description

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Each film-coated tablet contains losartan potassium 50 mg and Hydrodiuril 12.5 mg.

Losartan potassium is 2-Butyl-4-chloro-1-[p-o-1H-tetrazol-5-yl-phenyl)benzyl]imidazole-5-methanol, potassium. Its empirical formula is C22H22ClKN6O and molecular weight is 461.

Hydrodiuril is 6-Chloro-3,4-dihydro-2H-1,2,4-benzothiadiazine-7-sulfonamide 1,1-dioxide. Its empirical formula is C7H8ClN3O4S2 and molecular weight is 297.7.

Hydrodiuril dosage

Usual Adult Dose of Hydrodiuril for Edema:

Usual dose: 25 mg to 100 mg orally once or twice daily

Comments:

-Some patients respond to intermittent therapy, (i.e., administration on alternate days or on 3 to 5 days each week). Excessive response and undesirable electrolyte imbalance are less likely to occur with intermittent dosing.

Usual Adult Dose of Hydrodiuril for Hypertension:

Initial dose: 25 mg orally once daily

Maintenance dose: May increase to 50 mg orally daily, as a single or 2 divided doses

Comments:

-Patients usually do not require doses in excess of 50 mg daily when used concomitantly with other antihypertensive agents.

Usual Adult Dose of Hydrodiuril for Nephrocalcinosis:

Initial: 25 mg orally once daily

Maintenance dose: May increase to 50 mg twice daily

Usual Adult Dose of Hydrodiuril for Osteoporosis:

Initial: 25 mg orally once daily

Maintenance dose: May increase to 50 mg daily

Usual Adult Dose of Hydrodiuril for Diabetes Insipidus:

Initial: 50 mg orally once daily

Maintenance dose: May increase to 100 mg orally daily

Usual Pediatric Dose of Hydrodiuril for Edema:

Less than 6 months: Up to 3 mg/kg/day (up to 1.5 mg/pound) orally in 2 divided doses

Less than 2 years: 1 to 2 mg/kg/day (0.5 to 1 mg/pound) orally daily as a single dose or in 2 divided doses

Maximum dose 37.5 mg per day

2 to 12 years: 1 to 2 mg/kg/day (0.5 to 1 mg/pound) orally daily as a single dose or in 2 divided doses

Maximum dose 100 mg per day

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hypertension:

Less than 6 months: Up to 3 mg/kg/day (up to 1.5 mg/pound) orally in 2 divided doses

Less than 2 years: 1 to 2 mg/kg/day (0.5 to 1 mg/pound) orally daily as a single dose or in 2 divided doses

Maximum dose 37.5 mg per day

2 to 12 years: 1 to 2 mg/kg/day (0.5 to 1 mg/pound) orally daily as a single dose or in 2 divided doses

Maximum dose 100 mg per day

Hydrodiuril interactions

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DIAMOX®. modifies phenytoin metabolism with increased serum levels of phenytoin. This may increase or enhance the occurrence of osteomalacia in some patients receiving chronic phenytoin therapy. Caution is advised in patients receiving chronic concomitant therapy.

By decreasing the gastrointestinal absorption of primidone, DIAMOX may decrease serum concentrations of primidone and its metabolites, with a consequent possible decrease in anticonvulsant effect. Caution is advised when beginning, discontinuing, or changing the dose of DIAMOX in patients receiving primidone.

Because of possible additive effects with other carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, concomitant use is not advisable.

Hydrodiuril may increase the effects of other folic acid antagonists.

Hydrodiuril may increase or decrease blood glucose levels. Consideration should be taken in patients being treated with antidiabetic agents.

Hydrodiuril decreases urinary excretion of amphetamine and may enhance the magnitude and duration of their effect.

Hydrodiuril reduces urinary excretion of quinidine and may enhance its effect.

Hydrodiuril may prevent the urinary antiseptic effect of methenamine.

Hydrodiuril increases lithium excretion and the lithium may be decreased.

Hydrodiuril and sodium bicarbonate used concurrently increases the risk of renal calculus formation.

Hydrodiuril may elevate cyclosporine levels.

Hydrodiuril side effects

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What are the possible side effects of Hydrodiuril?

Applies to Hydrodiuril: oral capsule, oral solution, oral tablet

As well as its needed effects, Hydrodiuril (the active ingredient contained in Hydrodiuril) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur while taking Hydrodiuril, check with your doctor immediately:

Incidence not known:

Minor Side Effects

Some Hydrodiuril side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

Incidence not known:

Hydrodiuril contraindications

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What is the most important information I should know about Hydrodiuril?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to Hydrodiuril or if you are unable to urinate.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease, glaucoma, asthma or allergies, gout, diabetes, or if you are allergic to sulfa drugs or penicillin.

Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of Hydrodiuril.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.

There are many other drugs that can interact with Hydrodiuril. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms.



Active ingredient matches for Hydrodiuril:

Hydrochlorothiazide

Chlorothiazide


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Tablet; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 100 mg
Tablet; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg
Tablet; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 50 mg
Tablets; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 100 mg
Tablets; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg
Tablets; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 50 mg

List of Hydrodiuril substitutes (brand and generic names):

Hydromal / Softbag 500 mL x 1's (Sanbe)$ 6.71
Hydronol 25mg Tablet (Knoll Pharmaceuticals Ltd)$ 0.03
Hydrotride 50 mg x 1's
Hydrozide 50 mg x 500's (Douglas)
Hydrozide 50 mg x 1000's (Douglas)
Tablets; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 50 mg (Douglas)
Hydrozide Atlantic 50 mg x 500's (Atlantic Lab)
Hydrozide Atlantic tab 50 mg 500's (Atlantic Lab)
Hydrozide Medicine Products 50 mg x 1, 000's
Tablet; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 100 mg (Chinoin)
Tablet; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg (Chinoin)
Generic Microzide 25mg - 45 Tablets (Chinoin)$ 31.99
Generic Microzide 25mg - 90 Tablets (Chinoin)$ 49.99
Generic Microzide 25mg - 180 Tablets (Chinoin)$ 79.99
Hypothiazid 100mg - 20 Tablets (Chinoin)$ 8.40
Hypothiazid 25mg - 20 Tablets (Chinoin)$ 10.40
Tablets; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 100 mg (Chinoin)
Tablets; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg (Chinoin)
Tablet; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 100 mg
Tablet; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg
Tablets; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 100 mg
Tablets; Oral; Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg
Hytaz 12.5 mg x 200's (Therapharma)$ 0.11
Hytaz 25 mg x 200's (Therapharma)$ 0.14
Hytaz tab 12.5 mg 200's (Therapharma)$ 0.11
Hytaz tab 25 mg 200's (Therapharma)$ 28.58
Hytel H 40+12.5 Tablet (East West Pharma)$ 0.11
HYTEL H 40MG/12.5MG TABLET 1 strip / 10 tablets each (East West Pharma)$ 1.10
Hytel H 40mg/12.5mg Tablet (East West Pharma)$ 0.11
Hyzide 12.5mg TAB / 10 (East West Pharma)$ 0.17
Hyzide 25mg TAB / 10 (East West Pharma)$ 0.28

References

  1. DailyMed. "AMLODIPINE BESYLATE; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE; OLMESARTAN MEDOXOMIL: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailyme... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. DailyMed. "CHLOROTHIAZIDE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailyme... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. PubChem. "hydrochlorothiazide". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/com... (accessed September 17, 2018).

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