What is Aquazide (Hydrochlorothiazide) used for?
Aquazide (Hydrochlorothiazide) is an oral diuretic medication prescribed to treat hypertension and oedema caused by heart failure. It operates by preventing the absorption of sodium in the kidneys to draw excess water out of the body to be eliminated through urination. This makes it useful for treating water retention caused by heart failure, kidney disorders, or liver cirrhosis. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Aquazide (Hydrochlorothiazide)?
Aquazide (Hydrochlorothiazide) is normally administered once daily at a dosage of one tablet in the morning. Your individual instructions will be determined by your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. It is recommended to take the medication in the morning as taking your dose at night may interfere with sleep as it causes increased urination. Increase your fluid intake during the day to prevent potential dehydration caused by increased urination. Do not split or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of your contents.
What are the side effects of Aquazide (Hydrochlorothiazide)?
Side effects associated with the use of Aquazide (Hydrochlorothiazide) include:
Intense side effects that may require immediate medical attention are eye pain, severe weakness, drowsiness, numbness, tingling sensations, muscle weakness, severe skin rashes, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. Contact your doctor as soon as any serious or worrying side effects occur to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Aquazide (Hydrochlorothiazide) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to thiazide diuretics, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, under the age of eighteen, or who have Addison`s disease, high potassium levels, high calcium levels, liver cirrhosis, severe liver disease, diabetic kidney disease, or kidney failure. Also inform your doctor if you have high cholesterol, gout, diabetes, high uric acid levels, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may require special adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected health problems during treatment.
Strictly use Aquazide (Hydrochlorothiazide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Aquazide (Hydrochlorothiazide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.