Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High blood pressure (hypertension) 517 228
Elevated blood pressure 267 135
Fluid retention (edema) 21 12
General health 17 1
Swelling in ankles 11 11

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 21
Moderate 45
Mild 87
None 239

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Side effect Patients Percentage
Frequent urination 25
Dry mouth 13
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 9
Dehydration 7
Cramps in legs 6
Dizziness 5

Show all 52 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Dosage Patients Percentage
25 mg daily 58
12.5 mg daily 35
50 mg daily 4
12.5mg as needed 2
12.5 mg weekly 1
12.5 mg every other day 1
12.5 mg twice daily 1
12.5 mg three times daily 1
156.25 mg daily 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

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Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 127
Other 64
Side effects too severe 49
Did not seem to work 31
Course of treatment ended 30
Expense 7
Personal research 7
Change in health plan coverage 5
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Duration

Currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 27
5 - 10 years 33
10 years or more 35

Stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 35
1 - 6 months 35
6 months - 1 year 34
1 - 2 years 40
2 - 5 years 54
5 - 10 years 35
10 years or more 31
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 311
Usually 49
Sometimes 11
Never taken as prescribed 21
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 37
Not at all hard to take 338
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 21
< $25 238
Not specified 132

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Lisinopril (Zestril) 7
Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril (San Lisinopril-HCTZ) 4
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 3
Losartan-HCTZ (Hyzaar) 3
Amiloride 2

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 10
Losartan (Cozaar) 5
Lisinopril (Zestril) 4
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 4
Furosemide (Lasix) 3

Show all 21 treatments patients report switching to

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38 patient evaluations for Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Jan 6, 2019 (Started Jan 15, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for water retention in hands and feet)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 21, 2018 (Started Jan 15, 2018)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 26, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 15, 2017 (Started Nov 05, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for swelling in feet)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take it in the morning unless you want to be up in the night to urinate.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 15, 2016 (Started Nov 05, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for swelling in feet)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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