Aquazide 12.5mg Tab is a diuretic (water pill) medicine used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). This medicine also reduces excess fluid levels in the body and treats edema otherwise known as fluid overload associated with heart, liver, kidney, or lung disease. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.
The active ingredient of Aquazide 12.5mg Tab is Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 MG
Aquazide 12.5mg Tab is a thiazide diuretic which lowers blood pressure by removing the extra water and also certain electrolytes from the body. Aquazide 12.5mg Tab also works by relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this medicine
Aquazide 12.5mg Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:
Aquazide 12.5mg Tab can be taken with food or on an empty stomach. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses of this medicine at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
This tab contains a diuretic (water pill) and will make you urinate more, so it is advised to avoid take this medicine at least four hours before going to bed. Bear in mind that it takes a few weeks for it to work so you need to take it regularly even if you feel it is not doing you any good. You must keep taking the medicine until your doctor advises you to stop.
It should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.
Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking Aquazide 12.5mg Tab, please contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:
It is best to take Aquazide 12.5mg Tab only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? This medicine may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.
safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? This medicine may be unsafe to use by patients with liver ailments. This medicine may harm the liver and people with liver disease may be at increased risk of developing severe complications. Tell your doctor in order to make sure the medicine is helping you and not causing any harm.
safe to use in pregnant women? This medicine may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This medicine is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.
safe to use in breastfeeding women? This medicine may be unsafe and may lead to serious and adverse side effects if you are breastfeeding. This tablet should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary to use during breastfeeding. Studies have shown that a small amount of the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby. Whether this medicine may be used or not by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.
is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.
does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting this tab, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.
Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patients health. It is best to avoid alcohol. Please consult your doctor.
Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. This drug interacts with insulin, antidepressants and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines. Do not start it on your own. Please consult your doctor.
Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
This medication is a thiazide diuretic, prescribed for high blood pressure (hypertension) and edema.
It helps the kidneys to remove fluid from the body.
It comes as a tablet and liquid to take by mouth, with food. dult- HTN- The recommended dose is 12.5 to 50 mg once daily. Edema- The recommended dose is 25-100 mg once daily or in divided doses.
Low potassium levels. Signs include feeling tired, weak, numbness, or tingling; muscle cramps; hard stools (constipation); throwing up; or a fast heartbeat. Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
If you have an allergy to hydrochlorothiazide or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have a sulfa (sulfonamide) allergy, talk with your doctor. If you have kidney disease. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of low potassium. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Not able to pass urine. Sudden change in eyesight, eye pain, or irritation. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Aquazide 12.5mg Tab belongs to a group of medicines called diuretics or water tablets and it is used to reduce the swelling or edema caused by excess water in the body in people with liver disease, kidney disease or heart failure. This medicine is also used to treat high blood pressure.
Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, hypotension, photosensitivity, constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, blurred vision and restlessness.
It can be taken with or without food but preferably at the same time.
Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, liver ailments, kidney issues should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.
No. It dooes not make you drowsy.
No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rashes, itching, swelling and palpitations.
This medicine is generally considered to be quite safe to be used during pregnancy.
Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause interactions with this medicine.
Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).
No. Please swallow it whole.
This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 2 hours of administration of the dose.
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 8 hours.
Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.
The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.
Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.
Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.
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