Aquazide H

Name: Aquazide H

Aquazide H Food Interactions

Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your doctor may advise you to avoid certain foods. In the case of hydrochlorothiazide there are no specific foods that you must exclude from your diet when receiving this medication.

Aquazide H Overdose

If you take too much hydrochlorothiazide, call your local Poison Control Center or seek emergency medical attention right away.

Other Requirements

Store hydrochlorothiazide tablets and capsules at room temperature away from excess light and moisture. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

Aquazide H Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • back, leg, or stomach pains
  • black, tarry stools
  • bleeding gums
  • blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
  • bloating
  • blood in the urine or stools
  • bloody urine
  • blue lips and fingernails
  • blurred vision
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • chest pain
  • chills
  • clay-colored stools
  • cloudy urine
  • cold sweats
  • confusion
  • constipation
  • cough or hoarseness
  • coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  • coughing up blood
  • cracks in the skin
  • darkened urine
  • decrease in urine output or decrease in urine-concentrating ability
  • decreased frequency or amount of urine
  • diarrhea
  • difficult, fast, or noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing
  • difficulty with breathing
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
  • dry mouth
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • fever
  • flushed, dry skin
  • fruit-like breath odor
  • general body swelling
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  • greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
  • headache
  • hives
  • increased blood pressure
  • increased hunger
  • increased sweating
  • increased thirst
  • increased urination
  • indigestion
  • itching
  • joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of heat from the body
  • lower back or side pain
  • muscle cramps or pain
  • nausea or vomiting
  • nosebleeds
  • numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
  • pain in the joints or muscles
  • painful or difficult urination
  • pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  • pale skin
  • pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • rash
  • red, irritated eyes
  • red skin lesions, often with a purple center
  • red, swollen skin
  • redness, soreness, or itching skin
  • scaly skin
  • seizures
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • sores, welting, or blisters
  • sugar in the urine
  • swelling of the face, fingers, legs, ankles, feet, or lower legs
  • swollen or painful glands
  • tenderness of salivary glands
  • thickening of bronchial secretions
  • tightness in the chest
  • trembling
  • troubled breathing
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • unusual weight loss
  • vomiting of blood
  • weakness and heaviness of the legs
  • weight gain
  • wheezing
  • yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known
  • Cramping
  • decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
  • hair loss or thinning of the hair
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • muscle spasm
  • pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  • redness or other discoloration of the skin
  • restlessness
  • sensation of spinning
  • severe sunburn
  • weakness

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Usual Adult Dose for Nephrocalcinosis

Initial: 25 mg orally once daily
Maintenance dose: May increase to 50 mg twice daily

Usual Pediatric Dose for Hypertension

Less than 6 months: Up to 3 mg/kg/day (up to 1.5 mg/pound) orally in 2 divided doses

Less than 2 years: 1 to 2 mg/kg/day (0.5 to 1 mg/pound) orally daily as a single dose or in 2 divided doses
Maximum dose 37.5 mg per day

2 to 12 years: 1 to 2 mg/kg/day (0.5 to 1 mg/pound) orally daily as a single dose or in 2 divided doses
Maximum dose 100 mg per day

Liver Dose Adjustments

Thiazides should be used with caution in patients with impaired hepatic function or progressive liver disease, since minor alterations of fluid and electrolyte balance may precipitate hepatic coma.

Dose Adjustments

CrCl less than 30 mL/min: Not recommended; thiazide diuretics are considered ineffective below this level.

Precautions

There are no well-controlled clinical trials in pediatric patients. Information on dosing in this age group is supported by evidence from empiric use in pediatric patients and published literature regarding the treatment of hypertension in children.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Other Comments

Periodic monitoring of electrolytes is recommended, particularly in elderly patients and in patients receiving a high dose.

Hydrochlorothiazide doses should be administered in the morning; if patients are on a twice daily dosing schedule, the second dose should be given before 6 PM.

If hydrochlorothiazide is used concomitantly with other antihypertensive agents, the dose of the latter may need to be reduced so as to minimize the risk of an excessive fall in blood pressure.

Diuretics, including hydrochlorothiazide, should be discontinued for 2 to 3 days before the start of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor therapy so as to reduce the risk of first dose hypotension.

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