Hydrochlorothiazide Substitute

Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of high blood pressure and fluid retention. It is generally a very well-tolerated medication. However, some people may need to find a hydrochlorothiazide substitute if they experience any side effects or do not feel that their condition is adequately controlled.
 
Some of the things that can be used as a substitute for hydrochlorothiazide for the treatment of high blood pressure include:
 
  • Losing weight
  • Limiting your salt intake
  • Becoming more physically active
  • Drinking less alcohol
  • Modifying your diet (including more fruits and vegetables)
  • Taking other blood pressure medications.
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Other methods for treating water retention include:
 
  • Limiting your salt and fluid intake
  • Wearing support stockings to reduce fluid retention in the legs
  • Becoming more active (avoiding sitting or standing in the same position for too long)
  • Taking other diuretic medications.
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(Click Hydrochlorothiazide Alternatives for more information about the various substitutes for hydrochlorothiazide and to find out what other medications can be used to treat water retention or high blood pressure.)
 
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