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Hydrochlorothiazide is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and fluid retention. It is a type of diuretic that works by increasing the amount of salt and water that the kidneys remove from the blood, which causes a decrease in blood volume. Hydrochlorothiazide comes in both capsule and tablet form and is available in a number of strengths. Potential side effects of the medication may include low blood potassium levels, dizziness, upset stomach, and vomiting.
- Treating water retention (edema) due to several causes, including congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, kidney failure (renal failure), and certain medications.