Hydrochlorothiazide (HCZ or HCT) is a popular diuretic drug that acts by inhibiting the kidney's ability to retain water.


... HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (HydroDIURIL®, Esidrix®, Oretic®) is a diuretic. Diuretics increase the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose water and salt. Hydrochlorothiazide helps to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is not a cure. It also reduces the swelling and water retention caused by various medical conditions, such as heart, liver, or kidney disease. Generic hydrochlorothiazide capsules or tablets are available. ...
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What You Need To Know About Hydrochlorothiazide
... Common brand names: Esidrix, HydroDIURlL, Oretic and others Why is hydrochlorothiazide prescribed? Hydrochlorothiazide, a "water pill," is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retenti...
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