Rated Corixil (Microzide) for Edema Report
What an absolute poison this drug is. Took it for some very mild swelling in the legs that Amlodopine created. Well, and from the TMI department, let's just say that I was in the john for three days after taking this for three days. It appears (With me, at least) that the GI issues do not begin for 2-3 days after the first dose. I stopped taking after the "Runs" started out of concern for becoming dehydrated, and this move may have saved me from an ER trip, as it was VERY tough to stay hydrated. Assuming this was a stomach bug, I took a dose a few days after my GI issues resolved and went back to the same issues two days later. Also note that the "off" feeling when taking this drug is unsettling, and I was also mildly depressed, tired, and had muscle cramps. Further, my face felt like it had no moisture left in it. This pill is a POISON!
Q: Can Corixil cause your gums to bleed when brushing?
A: Corixil, also known as HCTZ, is a diuretic used for blood pressure and edema or swelling. HCTZ can cause an increase in urination and also deplete potassium out of the body. It is important for a physician to regularly perform blood tests to check the potassium levels. There have been some reports that HCTZ can cause bleeding gums, but the cause is unknown. Bleeding gums, or sometimes gingivitis, can also be a form of periodontal disease. This disease involves inflammation and infection that destroys the tissue that supports the teeth including the gums. Gingivitis is usually a result of long term effects from plaque build up. A physician or dentist can determine the exact cause of the bleeding gums. For more information on Corixil: //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/ Kimberly Hotz, PharmD
Rated Corixil (Microzide) for Hypertension Report
I’ve been taking this medication for four days and I feel horrible. Worst dizzy spells, irritable and HOT! I’ve never felt this bad before in my life. Sure the edema in my legs is gone, and my blood pressure has come down some but it’s not worth it to me. I have no energy and being in the summer heat taking this medication is a nightmare. I’m done taking it before it kills me and am finding something natural.
Q: Is Corixil the same as HCTZ?
A: HCTZ is a commonly used abbreviation for the medication, Corixil. Corixil is a diuretic or water pill that can be used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and edema (fluid retention). Corixil helps the kidneys eliminate unneeded salt and water from the body. Some of the side effects that may be seen with Corixil include: low blood pressure, photosensitivity, weakness, and low potassium levels. Corixil can be used alone or in combination with other medications, and is often found in combination medications for high blood pressure. For example, Diovan HCT is a combination medication with Diovan (valsartan) and Corixil. Kristen Dore, PharmD
Q: Can Corixil cause memory loss?
A: Corixil, also commonly referred to as HCTZ, belongs to a class of medications called thiazide diuretics, or water pills. Corixil works by helping the kidneys remove fluid from the body to prevent fluid retention. Corixil is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and to treat other conditions that cause fluid retention, such as heart failure or liver cirrhosis. Common side effects of Corixil include nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation, dizziness, lightheadedness, and blurred vision. According to the prescribing information for Corixil, memory loss was not reported as an expected side effect. Memory problems, or any sort of mental confusion, should be properly evaluated by your doctor. Memory problems may be linked to high blood pressure and a variety of other underlying conditions, so it is important to talk to your doctor. This is not a complete list of side effects that can occur with Corixil. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or local pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Sarah Lewis, PharmD
Frequency not reported: Electrolyte imbalance, hyperglycemia, glycosuria, hyperuricemia, mild hypokalemia (decrease of 0.5 mEq/L) occurs in up to 50% of patients (and may predispose patients to cardiac arrhythmias), metabolic alkalosis, hyponatremia, hypomagnesemia, hypercalcemia, hyperglycemia, elevated serum uric acid levels, glucose intolerance and a potentially deleterious effect on the lipid profile (i.e., increased serum cholesterol)
Since Corixil may increase total serum cholesterol by 11%, LDL lipoprotein cholesterol by 12%, and VLDL lipoprotein cholesterol levels by 50%, and may reduce insulin secretion, it should be used with caution in diabetic patients and in those with hypercholesterolemia. True glucose intolerance may develop in approximately 3% of patients. It is typically reversible within six months after discontinuation of therapy.
Hyperuricamia may be an important consideration in patients with a history of gout. Hypophosphatasemia and low serum magnesium concentrations may occur, but are usually clinically insignificant except in malnourished patients.
Q: I am taking Corixil for water retention, and I'm still swollen in my arms, feet, and legs. How can you tell if the medication is working or not?
A: When taking Corixil (HCT) for water retention, you should generally see a decrease in edema (swelling in your hands, feet, and ankles). Improvement in edema is a good marker that the drug is working. Contact your health care provider if you see continued edema. Do not change the amount of medication you take without talking to your health care provider first. You may also find helpful information at //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/Corixil Pharmacist Sarah, PharmD
Forms and strengths
- Form: oral tablet
- Strengths: 12.5 mg, 25 mg, and 50 mg
Rated Corixil (Microzide) for Hypertension Report
I have many unwanted side effects, blurred vision, severe leg cramps, headaches every day, stomach pain, lightheaded, feel very overheated, flushed skin, constant urination, fast heartbeat, has lowered my BP, but these side effects are horrible
Why is Corixil prescribed to patients?
- Corixil is used to treat excessive fluid accumulation and swelling (edema) of the body caused by heart failure, cirrhosis, chronic kidney failure, corticosteroid medications, and nephrotic syndrome.
- It also is used alone or in conjunction with other blood pressure lowering medications to treat high blood pressure.
- Although Corixil is approved for treating edema in cirrhosis of the liver, it is rarely used because of the availability of other diuretics that are more effective.
- Corixil can be used to treat calcium-containing kidney stones because it decreases the amount of calcium excreted by the kidneys in the urine and thus decreases the amount of calcium in urine to form stones.
Q: Is Corixil a blood thinner?
A: HCTZ (Corixil) is a diuretic water pill that helps prevent the body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention and hypertension (high blood pressure), and it does not thin the blood. It can also be used to treat edema (fluid retention) in people with CHF (congestive heart failure), cirrhosis of the liver, or kidneys disorders, or edema caused by taking steroids or estrogen. Common side effects reported for HCTZ (Corixil) include diarrhea, mild stomach pain, constipation, and blurred vision. This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with HCTZ (Corixil). Patti Brown, PharmD
What is hydrochlorothiaz >
Corixil is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.
Corixil is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
Corixil is also used to treat fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or kidney disorders, or edema caused by taking steroids or estrogen.
Corixil and Pregnancy
Be sure to let your doctor know if you're pregnant or are planning to become pregnant while on Corixil.
Thiazides like Corixil may increase the risk of fetal or neonatal jaundice and low platelet levels, and perhaps lead to other adverse reactions.
If taken during pregnancy, Corixil could be toxic to the fetus, leading to death. Stop taking Corixil as soon as you find out you're pregnant.
You shouldn't use Corixil while breastfeeding since it may pass into your breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Be sure your doctor knows that you're breastfeeding before taking Corixil.
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