Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High blood pressure (hypertension) 506 213
Elevated blood pressure 264 134
Water retention 153 64
Fluid retention (edema) 19 11
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
Severe 20
Moderate 43
Mild 84
None 230

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Side effect Patients
Frequent urination 25
Dry mouth 13
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 61
50 mg daily 8
12.5mg as needed 3
12.5 mg every other day 2
156.25 mg daily 2
12.5 mg weekly 1
10 mg daily 1
12.5 mg twice 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 116
Other 65
Side effects too severe 43
Course of treatment ended 31
Did not seem to work 28
Expense 7
Personal research 7
Change in health plan coverage 5
See all 251 patients who've stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Duration

Currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 37
5 - 10 years 51
10 years or more 54

Stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 33
1 - 6 months 36
6 months - 1 year 33
1 - 2 years 40
2 - 5 years 51
5 - 10 years 34
10 years or more 24
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 304
Usually 44
Sometimes 11
Never taken as prescribed 18
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 37
Not at all hard to take 323
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 21
< $25 229
Not specified 126

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) 4
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 4
Furosemide (Lasix) 3
Losartan (Cozaar) 3

Show all 22 treatments patients report switching to

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38 patient evaluations for Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

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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