Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High blood pressure (hypertension) 496 209
Elevated blood pressure 263 132
Water retention 146 62
Edema (fluid retention) 19 11
General health 17 1

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
20
Moderate
42
Mild
84
None
223

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Side effect Patients
Frequent urination 26
Dry mouth 12
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 9
Cramps in legs 6
Dehydration 6
Dizziness 4

Show all 56 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Dosage Patients
25 mg daily 95
12.5 mg daily 62
50 mg daily 8
12.5 mg every other day 2
12.5 mg twice daily 2
25 mg twice daily 2
156.25 mg daily 2
12.5 mg weekly 1
12 mg daily 1
12.5 mg three times daily 1

See all 13 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 113
Other 63
Side effects too severe 44
Course of treatment ended 31
Did not seem to work 26
Expense 7
Personal research 7
Change in health plan coverage 5
See all 243 patients who've stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Duration

Currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 34
5 - 10 years 56
10 years or more 56

Stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 32
1 - 6 months 35
6 months - 1 year 30
1 - 2 years 38
2 - 5 years 52
5 - 10 years 33
10 years or more 23
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 299
Usually 42
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 18
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 37
Not at all hard to take 316
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 21
< $25 223
Not specified 124

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lisinopril (Zestril) 7
Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril (San Lisinopril-HCTZ) 4
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 3
Amiloride 2
Furosemide (Lasix) 2

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 11
Lisinopril (Zestril) 5
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 4
Furosemide (Lasix) 3
Losartan (Cozaar) 3

Show all 22 treatments patients report switching to

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37 patient evaluations for Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

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 edema 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 edema in feet)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 29, 2016 (Started Feb 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for water retention)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Always drink plenty of water and watch your iron and potassium levels.

  • 0 helpful marks
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