Esidrix, a type of diuretic, is prescribed to treat high blood pressure and water retention. By increasing the amount of water and salt removed from the blood and causing a decrease in blood volume, the medication can help with water retention and reduce blood pressure. This drug comes in tablet or capsule form and is also available as a generic medicine. Potential side effects may include dizziness, nausea, and hair loss.
What Is Esidrix?
Esidrix® (hydrochlorothiazide) is a prescription medicine that is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention. It is part of a class of medicines known as diuretics.
Esidrix is also sold under a number of other brand names, including HydroDIURIL®, Microzide®, and Oretic®. It is also available as a generic. Esidrix is sometimes referred to as just HCTZ or HCT.
Esidrix has not been approved for use in children.
Who Makes It?
Esidrix, along with other brand-name hydrochlorothiazide medicines, are made by several manufacturers. Generic hydrochlorothiazide is also made by multiple generic manufacturers.
What Is It Used For?
Specific uses of Esidrix include:
- Treating water retention (edema) due to several causes, including congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, kidney failure (renal failure), and certain medications.
(Click What Is Hydrochlorothiazide Used For? for more information on these Esidrix uses, including possible off-label uses.)