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Microzide Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide)?
- What should I discuss with my doctor before taking hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide)?
- How should I take hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Microzide)?
- What happens if I overdose (Microzide)?
- What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide)?
- What other drugs will affect hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Microzide)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Microzide)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, weakness, dizziness, dry mouth, thirst, and muscle pain or weakness.
What should I avoid while taking hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide)?
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of hydrochlorothiazide.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.
What other drugs will affect hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide)?
Tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you light-headed (such as cold medicine, pain medication, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety). They can add to the side effects of hydrochlorothiazide.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- digoxin (Lanoxin);
- cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran) or colestipol (Colestid);
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- other blood pressure medications;
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others; or
- insulin or oral diabetes medication.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with hydrochlorothiazide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about hydrochlorothiazide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Microzide Information
- Microzide Drug Interactions Center: hydrochlorothiazide oral
- Microzide Side Effects Center
- Microzide Overview including Precautions
- Microzide FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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