Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) 453 180
Elevated blood pressure 259 122
Water retention 131 54
Edema (fluid retention) 19 11
General health 17 1
Fluid retention weight gain 12 7

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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 17
Moderate 37
Mild 74
None 203

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Side effect Patients
Frequent urination 24
Dry mouth 10
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 9
Cramps in legs 6
Dizziness 5
Dehydration 4

Show all 56 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Dosage Patients
25 mg daily 71
12.5 mg daily 66
50 mg daily 9
25 mg twice daily 2
12.5mg as needed 2
12.5 mg weekly 1
25 mg m,w,f 1
12 mg daily 1
12.5 mg twice daily 1
100 mg daily 1

See all 11 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 104
Other 60
Side effects too severe 39
Course of treatment ended 32
Did not seem to work 25
Personal research 7
Expense 6
Change in health plan coverage 5
See all 229 patients who’ve stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Duration

Currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 16
2 - 5 years 34
5 - 10 years 45
10 years or more 39

Stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 28
1 - 6 months 37
6 months - 1 year 31
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 47
5 - 10 years 31
10 years or more 21
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 268
Usually 36
Sometimes 9
Never taken as prescribed 18
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 33
Not at all hard to take 283
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 21
< $25 197
Not specified 113

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lisinopril (Zestril) 6
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 3
Hydrochlorothiazide-Lisinopril (San Lisinopril-HCTZ) 3
Losartan-HCTZ (Hyzaar) 2
Amiloride 1

Show all 17 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 9
Lisinopril (Zestril) 5
Furosemide (Lasix) 3
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 3
Losartan (Cozaar) 2

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching to

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35 patient evaluations for Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ

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baebae
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baebae
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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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
Ronnell0053
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Ronnell0053
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
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VL 38
I am: vg
I have:
HIV

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Jul 14, 2016 (Started Jun 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
ProfGumbySan
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ProfGumbySan
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Oct 23, 2015 (Started Oct 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I cannot the perceived effectiveness.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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