hydrochlorothiazide hydrochlorothiazide

Definition(s):

  • (n) a diuretic drug (trade name Microzide, Esidrix, and HydroDIURIL) used in the treatment of hypertension

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  1. Reporting in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that when hypertensive patients were given the popular diuretic hydrochlorothiazide, their ability to metabolize .
  2. A study of men and women ages 60 and older revealed that daily low doses (25 mg) of hydrochlorothiazide increase bone mass 1%.

News

  • Study Finds More Drugs in Our Drinking Water Than Anybody Knew

    Doctors prescribe hydrocodone for pain. They recommend ranitidine for acid reflux, a diuretic called hydrochlorothiazide for congestive heart failure. But you don’t need a prescription to get these drugs in tiny doses. They're found already in our nation's water supply — and, according to an upcoming national study, the largest done so far, in higher amounts than drug companies anticipated. We ...
    on December 12, 2013     Source: Mashable

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