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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:
 

 

(Click What Is Hydrochlorothiazide Used For? for more information on these Esidrix uses, including possible off-label uses.)
 
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