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What Is Hydrochlorot 12.5?

By Suzie Faloon ; Updated July 27, 2017

Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic drug used to combat fluid retention. The 12.5 mg dose is the smallest dose available. A 25 milligram pill can be split in two for this dose. The doctor will monitor your condition and the response your body has to the medication.


Hydrochlorot's 12.5 mg dose will be prescribed for a new patient. The dose is also used for small children who need the medication. The doctor may increase the dosage until satisfied with results from tests and blood pressure readings.


Hydrochlorot is used to help keep the body from absorbing too much salt, which causes you to retain water.


Hydrochlorot is prescribed for high blood pressure (hypertension) patients, renal failure, edema caused by steroids or estrogen, congestive heart failure, cirrhosis and kidney problems.


The tiny pill is taken once a day. It is important to continue taking the medication even when you feel better.


Side effects can be stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea and blurred vision. Serious side effects include lightheadedness, vomiting, low grade fever, blistering, peeling rash, dark urine and erratic heart beat.

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