Hydrochlorothiazide is a prescription medication
used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention. Hydrochlorothiazide belongs to
a group of drugs called diuretics, also known as “water pills.” These help the body get
rid of excess fluid. This medication comes in tablet and capsule forms. Hydrochlorothiazide
is usually taken once in the morning, with or without food. Common side effects of hydrochlorothiazide
include frequent urination, weakness, and dizziness. Do not drive or operate machinery
until you know how hydrochlorothiazide will affect you. Take this medication only if it
is prescribed for you by health care provider. For RxWiki, I’m Lindsay Morrison.