Hydrochlorothiazide is used in Hypertension (high blood pressure). It treats oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.
Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic which lowers blood pressure by removing extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also relaxes blood vessels and improves blood flow.
SIDE EFFECTS :
Increased uric acid level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Urticaria, Xanthopsia, Pulmonary edema, Agranulocytosis (deficiency of granulocytes in the blood).