Hydrochlorothiazide Oral Tablet 12.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Hydrochlorothiazide: Oral tablet (12.5mg)

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Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg Tab
Actavis Inc. Elizabeth LLC
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Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg Tab

What is this Medicine?

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a diuretic. It increases the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose salt and water. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure. It is also reduces the swelling and water retention caused by various medical conditions, such as heart, liver, or kidney disease.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Hydrochlorothiazide: Oral tablet(12.5mg)
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*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg Tablet

NDC: 002282820
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Ascites, Edema, Hypertension, Heart Failure, Nephrotic Syndrome

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Nephrolithiasis, Hypercalciuria, Diabetes Insipidus, Renal Calculus, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Storage Information
Protect from light
Protect from moisture
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Protect from freezing
Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_16657.JPG
Actavis Inc. Elizabeth LLC
Pill Identification: LOGO  |  20
Shape: round
Color: peach

Reported Side Effects for Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg Tablet

High Uric Acid Level Incidence:
<40.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Potassium Levels Incidence:
30.0-50.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg Tablet(Hydrochlorothiazide)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Hydrochlorothiazide)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, 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.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, 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.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, 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.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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