Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and water retention (edema).
Brand names for hydrochlorothiazide include Esidrix®, HydroDIURIL®, Microzide®, and Oretic®. Since hydrochlorothiazide is a very old medication, generic hydrochlorothiazide has been available for many years. In fact, some of the brand-name versions are not available anymore.
Generic hydrochlorothiazide is sold as Hydrochlorothiazide tablets or Hydrochlorothiazide capsules. It is available in several strengths, including:
- Hydrochlorothiazide 15 mg capsules
- Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg tablets
- Hydrochlorothiazide 50 mg tablets.
Generic hydrochlorothiazide is currently produced by many different generic manufacturers. Some of these include:
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Watson Pharmaceuticals
- Pliva, Inc.
Your pharmacist can provide you with a more detailed list of the makers of generic hydrochlorothiazide.