Aquazide (Hydrochlorothiazide) is a tablet form of Hydrochlorothiazide containing 25mg per tablet. It is prescribed to treat people for fluid retention, also known as edema. Fluid retention is a common issue in patients with liver cirrhosis, heart failure and disorders in the kidney. Edema is also a result of estrogen medication or steroid intake. The medicine works to eliminate excess fluid by preventing the absorption of excess salt.
Dosage and Administration
Aquazide 25 mg (Hydrochlorothiazide) is a tablet that should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. It can be taken without or with food. However, since the tablet aids in urination, it is best that you take the medication at least 4 hours before sleeping. It is crucial to consume lots of water and other fluids when taking Hydrochlorothiazide.
Dosage is dependent on your condition and will be advised by your doctor. Generally, the recommended dosage will be 25mg taken once daily. Even if symptoms disappear or reduce, it is necessary to complete the full dosage of medication. This is especially important to avoid symptoms of hypertension.
Aquazide 25 mg (Hydrochlorothiazide) brings in certain side effects such as:
- mild pain in stomach
- blurring of vision
Less common but more serious side effects you may experience include:
- vision problems or pain in the eyes
- feeling of weakness, light-headedness
- muscle pains
- tingling or numbness in body
- skin rash in the form of peeling
- uneven or fast heartbeat
Aquazide 25 mg should not be used by patients who are allergic to Hydrochlorothiazide or those who face difficulty while urinating.
Before taking this medication you should inform your doctor if you have:
- liver or kidney diseases
Hydrochlorothiazide may be present in breast milk. Inform your doctor if you want to get pregnant or already are. Do not take the medicine without informing your physician, if you are already breastfeeding. Consuming alcohol may increase side effects.
Drug Interactions with Aquazide 25 mg:
Drugs that interact with Aquazide are
- Penicillin, Digoxin, Lithium
- Steroids such as Prednisone
- Cholestyramine such as Questran and Prevalite
- Colestipol such as Colestid
- NSAIDs also called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, celecoxib, diclofenac, meloxicam, indomethacin
- Diabetes medication such as insulin or oral medication
- Blood pressure medicines