Hypothiazid is a combination angiotensin II receptor blocker and diuretic. The angiotensin II receptor blocker works by relaxing the blood vessels. Exactly how the diuretic works to decrease blood pressure is unknown, but it helps the kidneys to eliminate fluid and sodium from the body.
What is it used for?:
HYPOTHIAZID is indicated for the treatment of hypertension. This fixed dose combination is not indicated for initial therapy of hypertension, except when the hypertension is severe enough that the value of achieving prompt blood pressure control exceeds the risk of initiating combination therapy in these patients.
Contraindications and cautions:
congestive heart failure;
asthma or allergies;
low or high levels of potassium in your blood;
an allergy to sulfa drugs.
Common:back pain; diarrhea; dizziness; lightheadedness, especially when sitting up or standing; nausea; numbness or tingling of the skin; tiredness.
Severeallergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; unusual thirst; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); vomiting; fast or irregular heartbeat; chest pain; decrease in sexual ability; decreased urination; depression; drowsiness; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; hoarseness; muscle pain, tenderness, or cramps; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; restlessness; seizures; severe or persistent dry mouth; shortness of breath; confusion; swelling of the arms or legs; unusual bruising or bleeding; fainting; unusual tiredness or weakness; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
the risk of irregular heartbeat may be increased by dofetilide or ketanserin;
the risk of Hypothiazid is side effects may be increased by adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), diuretics (eg, furosemide), narcotic pain medicines (eg, morphine), or other medicines for high blood pressure;
Hypothiazid is effectiveness may be decreased by cholestyramine, colestipol, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen, celecoxib);
Hypothiazid may increase the risk of side effects and toxic effects of diazoxide, digoxin, lithium, nondepolarizing muscle relaxants (eg, tubocurarine), potassium, or potassium-sparing diuretics (eg, spironolactone)
Hypothiazid may decrease effectiveness of diabetes medicine (eg, glipizide, metformin), insulin, or pressor amines (eg, norepinephrine).