Esidrex: Side Effects, Overdose and Pregnancy Information
Main ingredient in Esidrex is Hydrochlorothiazide. Esidrex is a type of drugs classified as Thiazide
diuretics, also known as "water pills" used to lower the amount of water
in the body. Esidrex is given to treat high blood pressure,
kidney problems, cirrhosis, salt, and fluid retention as well as
congestive heart failure. Thiazide diuretics like Esidrex
increase urine production in the kidney by altering the movement of sodium
and chloride in it. In doing so Thiazide diuretics like
Esidrex may increase the blood sugar. Thiazide diuretics like
Esidrex are often taken in combination with other drugs to
treat high blood pressure.
ESIDREX SIDE EFFECTS
Common side effects of Esidrex may include dizziness,
fatigue, frequent urination, dry mouth, anxiety, muscle cramps,
nervousness, nausea, vomiting, increase in blood sugar and uric acid
levels. Rare side effects of Esidrex may include allergic reactions, upset stomach,
appetite loss, constipation, cough, depression, diarrhea, drowsiness,
hives, impotence, indigestion, light-headedness, liver disorders, rash,
hypersensitivity to light, sore throat, vertigo, and weight loss.
Tell your doctor if you have diabetes, gout, lupus, kidney or liver
disease or low levels of potassium before using Esidrex.
Avoid using Esidrex if you are allergic or sensitive to
Esidrex or other sulfa drugs.
Tell your dentist you are taking Esidrex before any dental
Thiazide diuretics like Esidrex may cause dizziness and
Thiazide diuretics like Esidrex may cause hypersensitivity
Use caution when using sauna or hot bath. It may cause dizziness,
fainting, vomiting and sudden drop in blood pressure.
Thiazide diuretics like Esidrex may result in loosing too
much salt and potassium, especially among elderly women.
Thiazide diuretics like Esidrex should not be taken with
lithium, as that could increase the risk of lithium poisoning.
Check with your physician before combining Esidrex with the
Decongestant drugs (allergy, cold, and
NSAIDs like Aleve or
High blood pressure medications
Potassium supplements may be
Herbs that increase blood pressure like ephedra, ginseng, and saw
palmetto. Other herbs may also interfere, check with your doctor before
combining them with Esidrex.
ESIDREX AND PREGNANCY
If you are or planning to become pregnant, tell your doctor before
As Esidrex may appear in breast
milk, nursing mothers should switch to bottle-feed while taking
25-200 mg daily.
Symptoms of Esidrex overdose may include nausea, vomiting,
fatigue, urinary problems and drowsiness. If you suspect Esidrex overdose, seek
medical help right away.
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