Aquazide 25 mg
Aquazide is a diuretic drug often used for the treatment of high blood pressure and swelling due to fluid build up in the body. Aquazide prevents your body from absorbing too much salt by causing you to urinate more frequently, which can cause fluid retention.
It is prescribed to people with congestive heart failure, kidney disorders, cirrhosis of the liver or oedema caused by taking oestrogen or steroids. You may need to take special precautions before taking this medicine if you have a kidney or liver disease, gout, glaucoma, a parathyroid gland disorder, diabetes or an allergy to sulpha drugs or penicillin.
Aquazide is usually recommended to be taken once per day. You may also be advised to take frequent medical tests and blood pressure checks during the treatment to keep a track of your progress.
Aquazide can cause a few unwanted effects in rare cases which include eye pain, vision problems, jaundice, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, shortness of breath, cough with foamy mucus, wheezing, chest pain, signs of electrolyte imbalance, severe skin reaction.
Aquazide does not replace other antihypertensive recommendations (diet and lifestyle changes). Take as directed, with meals, early in the day to avoid nocturia. Avoid alcohol or OTC medication unless approved by prescriber.
Include bananas and/or orange juice in daily diet; do not take potassium supplements unless recommended by prescriber. May cause dizziness or postural hypotension (use caution when rising from sitting or lying position, when driving, climbing stairs, or engaging in tasks that require alertness until response to drug is known).
If diabetic, monitor serum glucose closely; this medication may increase serum glucose levels. Report persistent flu-like symptoms, chest pain, palpitations, muscle cramping, difficulty breathing, skin rash or itching, unusual bruising or easy bleeding, or excessive fatigue.
Symptoms of overdose include hypermotility, diuresis, lethargy, confusion, muscle weakness.
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