Medication For High Blood Pressure
medication is used for the treatment of high blood pressure or if you
are in need of eliminating access fluid from your body. Some of the
conditions in which this may be the case include kidney disease,
cirrhosis of the liver and congestive heart failure. Aldactazide
medication combines two diuretic drugs that should help your body to
produce and eliminate more urine. One the ingredients,
spironolactone, will also help to reduce the potassium loss that may
be caused by the hydrochlorothiazide element.
What are some
important things for me to know about Aldactazide medication?
You must take the
Aldactazide medication regularly for it to be effective if you have
high blood pressure. Blood pressure has a tendency to be reduced
gradually and you may have to take it for several weeks before you
notice the full benefits of this medicine. Also, when you begin to
feel better, you should continue taking it. Aldactazide helps to
control high blood pressure but does not cure it in any way.
What are some of
the circumstances when Aldactazide medication should not be
This high blood
pressure medicine should probably not be prescribed if you have acute
kidney disease or liver failure, if you have had difficulty urinating
or cannot urinate or have had high levels of potassium in your blood.
If you have had
any sensitivity to or have had any allergic reactions to
spironolactone, hydrochlorothiazide or similar medications, or if
you've found that you are sensitive to sulfa drugs, you should
probably not take Aldactazide medication. You should always make sure
that your doctor is very aware of any allergic reactions or
sensitivities to this or similar medications.
What if I am
pregnant or breast-feeding?
The effects of
Aldactazide medication have not been studied adequately during
pregnancy to ensure that it's safe to use. If you're planning on
becoming pregnant or are already pregnant, you should notify your
physician immediately. Aldactazide appears in breast milk and could
possibly affect the nursing infant. If Aldactazide medication is
essential to your health your doctor may ask you to discontinue
breast-feeding until your treatment has concluded.
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