Taking certain cholesterol medications with valsartan/Hypothiazid can reduce the amount of valsartan/Hypothiazid that’s absorbed by your body. This means that it may not work as well to lower your blood pressure.
Examples of these cholesterol drugs include:
Frequency not reported: Transient blurred vision, idiosyncratic reactions to Hypothiazid resulting in acute transient myopia and acute angle-closure glaucoma, xanthopsia
Use with caution in diabetes mellitus, fluid or electrolyte imbalance, hypercholesterolemia, hyperuricemia or gout, hypercalcemia, hypotension, systemic lupus erythematosus, liver or renal disease, hypokalemia, parathyroid disease
May aggravate digitalis toxicity
Sensitivity reactions may occur with or without history of allergy or asthma
Avoid concurrent use with lithium (reduction of lithium dosage by 50% may be necessary)
Risk of male sexual dysfunction
Causes systemic lupus exacerbation or activation
Azotemia may occur with severe renal disease
Acute transient myopia and acute angle-closure glaucoma have been reported, particularly with history of sulfonamide or penicillin allergy (Hypothiazid is sulfonamide)
FDA-approved product labeling for many medications have included a broad contraindication in patients with a prior allregic reaction to sulfonamides; however, recent studies have suggested that crossreactivity between antibiotic sulfonamides and nonantibiotic sulfonamides is unlikely to occur
Photosensitization may occur
Electrolyte disturbances (eg, hypokalemia, hyponatremia, hypochloremic alkalosis) may occur
Q: Can taking Hydrocholorothiazide cause cramping in the lower back and legs?
A: HCTZ (Hypothiazid), which is a "water pill" used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and edema (fluid retention), does list cramping as a side effect. This can occur when potassium levels drop, because electrolytes can leave the body along with fluids. Doctors often recommend eating a banana daily to replace the potassium, but sometimes, a supplement may be required to replace the potassium. You should consult your doctor, who may want to see what a blood test would show for your potassium level. This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with HCTZ (Hypothiazid). For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. When your doctor prescribes a new medication, be sure to discuss all your prescription and over-the-counter drugs, including dietary supplements, vitamins, botanicals, minerals, and herbals, as well as the foods you eat. Always keep a current list of the drugs and supplements you take and review it with your health care providers and your pharmacist. If possible, use one pharmacy for all your prescription medications and over-the-counter products. This allows your pharmacist to keep a complete record of all your prescription drugs and to advise you about drug interactions and side effects. Tell your health-care provider about any negative side effects from prescription drugs. You can also report them to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration by visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch or by calling 1-800-FDA-1088. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications, particularly before taking any action. Patti Brown, PharmD
How to Take Hydrochlorothiaz >There are three forms of Hypothiazid: tablet, capsule, and solution, and all are taken orally. It is OK to crush the tablets. Your dose, form, and how often you take it will be determined by your physician and will depend on your age, the condition being treated, the severity of your condition, any other medical conditions you have, and how you react to the first dose.
You may take the medication with or without food. It's best to take the drug in the morning because you may urinate more frequently. Taking it at night may cause you to need to get up at night to use the bathroom, thus disrupting your sleep.
Since Hypothiazid can cause dizziness, note that alcohol or marijuana use can make you dizzier. Don't drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you know you can perform those tasks safely. Limit alcoholic beverages and talk to your doctor if you use marijuana.
Do not take this drug if you are allergic to medications containing sulfonamide; instead discuss this with your physician to consider an alternate treatment.
Rated Hypothiazid (Microzide) for Hypertension Report
This is the third medicate that I am taking for high blood pressure. The first give me a couch and the second caused swelling. This one I have very bad cramps, legs, hands, arms, back, top of feet, toes you name and it will camp. This can last for a hour or two. Which is why I am up so late tonight. Will stop and not take anymore until I talk to Dr. Thanks for sharing.
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I have stage 3 kidney failure due to years of untreated high blood pressure and over use of ibuprophen. I take atenolol, lisinopril, Hypothiazid, amlodipine, lipitor and synthroid. I want to know if Hypothiazid, lisinopril and lipitor are good or bad for kidney function?