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   Special Aldactazide Drug Warnings 

Aldactazide drug: What are some of the special concerns about this medication for high blood pressure? 

aldactazide drugThe Aldactazide drug should only be used if your physician has precisely determined that all of the ingredients in this medication meet your specific needs.  The Aldactazide drug contains such ingredients as hydrochlorothiazide which has been known to trigger gout and allergic reactions.  It has also been known to significantly raise blood sugar levels.

Diuretics and potassium supplements (which includes salt substitutes) that allow high levels of potassium to remain in your body should also not be used when taking the Aldactazide drug unless it has been recommended by your physician.  If you develop any symptoms of excessive potassium including a slow heartbeat, paralysis, muscle weakness, fatigue, and tingling sensations, you should contact your doctor immediately. 

Special concoction should also be taken if you are currently on an ACE inhibitor type of blood pressure medication such as Vasotec. 

Aldactazide should also be used with caution if you have kidney or liver disease or lupus erythematosus which is a disease that causes eruptions of the skin.  

Other special concerns when on the Aldactazide drug include excessive sweating, severe diarrhea and vomiting which can cause you to lose too much water and your blood-pressure to become very low.  Some of the signs of dehydration include rapid heartbeat, reduced urination, restlessness, muscle cramps, muscle fatigue, drowsiness, weakness, dry mouth, and excessive thirst.  You should always make sure you drink adequate fluids when dehydration threatens and to be especially careful when exercising in excessively hot weather. 

You should notify your dentist or your doctor if you have a medical emergency when on the Aldactazide drug, or when you’re having any surgical or dental procedures.

Adapted from The PDR Family Guide to Prescription Drugs

 

Additional Information and webpage by Paul Susic MA Licensed Psychologist Ph.D. Candidate                                      

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