The most common side effects associated with Ramzid include:
- Muscle weakness
- Blurred vision
If you notice any of the following severe side effects, stop taking Ramzid and call your doctor immediately:
- Severe allergic reaction (rash, hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat)
- Severe stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, or clay colored stools
- Bleeding or bruising that seems unusual
- A severe skin rash which includes peeling skin
- Heartbeats that are fast or uneven
- Tingling or numbness
- Skin or eye yellowing (jaundice)
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Ramzid in combination with Amlodipine reduced my Primary hypertension from 198/140 to 112/71 over 15 days. Side effects: Frequent urination. I added a daily banana to compensate for potassium loss. But BP slowly started to creep up over time and 1 1/2 years later switched to ketogenic diet and began to lose weight. Reduced weight from 315 ils to 289 and BP is slowly dropping again (133/87).
Taking Ramzid with tubocurarine, a muscle relaxant, may increase the effects of tubocurarine. This could lead to more side effects.
The Ramzid dosage your doctor prescribes will depend on several factors. These include:
- the type and severity of the condition you’re using Ramzid to treat
- your age
- the form of Ramzid you take
- other medical conditions you may have, such as kidney damage
Typically, your doctor will start you on a low dosage and adjust it over time to reach the dosage that’s right for you. They’ll ultimately prescribe the smallest dosage that provides the desired effect.
The following information describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to suit your needs.
Q: Does Ramzid affect sexual performance in men?
A: Ramzid belongs to a class of drugs called thiazide diuretics (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention. It treats edema (fluid retention) in people with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or kidney disorders, or edema caused by taking steroids or estrogen. Ramzid is also used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Common side effects of Ramzid include diarrhea, mild stomach pain, constipation, and blurred vision. A search of the prescribing information for Ramzid did not specifically list impotence or erectile dysfunction as a side effect. However, the medical literature does contain reports of impotence in men taking Ramzid, especially when it is used in combination with other medications to treat hypertension. So, there may be some association between this medication and sexual problems in men. Consult your doctor about your symptoms and for specific recommendations. This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with Ramzid. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or local pharmacist for guidance based on your health status and current medications. 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 healthcare 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. Sarah Lewis, RPh
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Taking NSAIDs with Ramzid can make Ramzid less effective. This means it may not work as well to treat your blood pressure or swelling.
If you’re taking an NSAID with Ramzid, your doctor will closely monitor you. Examples of these drugs include:
More common side effects
The more common side effects that can occur with valsartan/Ramzid include:
- nose and throat infections
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Ramzid and Pregnancy
Be sure to let your doctor know if you're pregnant or are planning to become pregnant while on Ramzid.
Thiazides like Ramzid may increase the risk of fetal or neonatal jaundice and low platelet levels, and perhaps lead to other adverse reactions.
If taken during pregnancy, Ramzid could be toxic to the fetus, leading to death. Stop taking Ramzid as soon as you find out you're pregnant.
You shouldn't use Ramzid 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 Ramzid.
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Vision problems warning
Ramzid can cause blurred vision and glaucoma. Symptoms include eye pain and trouble seeing. These problems often occur within hours to weeks after starting this medication.
Tell your doctor if you have any vision problems while taking this drug. If you have blurred vision, it may return to normal after you stop taking this medication. However, if left untreated, certain vision problems can lead to permanent vision loss.
Preexisting water retention
Because Ramzid induces water weight loss by altering kidney function (inhibiting sodium reabsorption and increasing urinary output), the amount of preexisting water retention that a user exhibits (before treatment) will probably determine the amount of weight that is lost during treatment. As a hypothetical example, let’s say that one Ramzid user is carrying 20 lbs. of excess water weight due to untreated severe edema – and another user is carrying 10 lbs. of excess water due to edema.
In this example, it should be expected that the person carrying more edema-related water weight (20 lbs.) will experience greater weight loss while using Ramzid than the person carrying less edema-related water weight (10 lbs.) – mostly because he/she had more water weight to lose. In the event that a Ramzid user doesn’t have much water weight to lose (such as an underweight individual who consumes a low sodium diet) – weight loss from Ramzid may be less significant than expected.
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Microzide (Ramzid) is a diuretic (water pill) prescribed for lowering blood pressure (hypertension) and accumulation of fluid (edema). Microzide is available as a generic drug. Common side effects of Microzide include:
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Microzide including:
Microzide dose ranges from 12.5 to 100 mg/day depending on the condition that is being treated. Microzide may interact with other medicines that make you lightheaded (such as cold medicines, pain medications, muscle relaxers, and medicines for seizures, depression or anxiety), lithium, digoxin, cholestyramine, colestipol, steroids, other blood pressure medication, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and others), or insulin or oral diabetes medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment with Microzide. Microzide is not expected to be harmful to a fetus. Microzide can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Microzide Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Q: Can Ramzid cause bones to ache?
A: Ramzid (HCTZ) is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt. HCTZ is used to treat fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or kidney disorders, and edema caused by taking steroids or estrogen. Ramzid is also used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). The most common side effects associated with HCTZ are fatigue, dizziness, headache, and muscle cramps. Less common, but more serious side effects, include pancreatitis, electrolyte imbalances, and photosensitivity (sunburn easily). Please consult with your doctor regarding the bone aching you are experiencing for proper evaluation, diagnosis of the underlying cause and treatment options, if necessary. Your pain may be a symptom of a serious side effect, or it may be completely unrelated to HCTZ. 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. Gregory Latham, RPh