Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High blood pressure (hypertension) 1390 235
Elevated blood pressure 302 139
Congestive heart failure 69 4
Fluid retention (edema) 24 12
General health 17 1

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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 44
Mild 87
None 251

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Side effect Patients Percentage
Frequent urination 24
Dry mouth 13
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 9
Cramps in legs 6
Dehydration 6
Dizziness 5

Show all 52 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Dosage Patients Percentage
25 mg daily 34
12.5 mg daily 20
12.5 mg three times daily 1
12.5mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 133
Other 69
Side effects too severe 53
Did not seem to work 33
Course of treatment ended 30
Personal research 8
Expense 7
Change in health plan coverage 6
See all 280 patients who've stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Duration

Currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 21
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 36
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 32
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 321
Usually 51
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 21
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 35
Not at all hard to take 351
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 21
< $25 244
Not specified 137

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Lisinopril (Zestril) 9
Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril (San Lisinopril-HCTZ) 4
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 3
Losartan-HCTZ (Hyzaar) 3
Amiloride 2

Show all 20 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 12
Lisinopril (Zestril) 7
Losartan (Cozaar) 6
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 5
Furosemide (Lasix) 4

Show all 24 treatments patients report switching to

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38 patient evaluations for Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Apr 3, 2020 (Started Jan 15, 2018)

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

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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