HOW DO THIAZIDE COMBOS WORK?
Thiazide combos consist of two antihypertensive drugs used for lowering blood pressure. They may consist of a combination of a thiazide drug and other antihypertensive drugs that may have additive effects.
Thiazide diuretics lower blood pressure by increasing the excretion of salt and water, whereas other hypertensive drugs may block the activity of chemical messengers acting on the cardiac muscles to reduce the workload of the heart and increase the blood flow through the blood vessels.
HOW ARE THIAZIDE COMBOS USED?
Thiazide combos are used for treating:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Congestive heart failure
- Hypokalemia (low potassium level)
- Ascites (excess abdominal fluid)
WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF THIAZIDE COMBOS?
There are no side effects specific to thiazide combos. Some of the side effects of individual drugs include:
- Abdominal cramping
- Severe allergic reactions
- Irregular heart rate
- Chest pain
- Weight loss
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.
WHAT ARE NAMES OF THIAZIDE COMBOS?
Generic and brand names of thiazide combo drugs include:
- Lopressor HCT
- Micardis HCT