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Hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat hypertension, Esidrix, HydroDiuril, Microzide is the common brand name under the drug class called Diuretics. The recommended dosage of Hydrochlorothiazide is 25 mg.
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Basic Medical Information
Common Brand Name Esidrix, Hydrodiuril, Microzide 
Drug Class Diuretics  vs 29.4% Hypertension Drugs have Diuretics
Legal Status Rx -only 
Possible Side Effects Hypokalemia, Hypomagnesemia, Hyponatremia, Hyperuricemia, High Blood Sugar, Hyperlipidemia, Hypercalcemia, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Photosensitivity, Weight Gain, Gout, Pancreatitis 
Precautions & Contraindications Cirrhosis, Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Lupus Erythematosus, Angioedema, Gout, Pancreatitis, High Cholesterol, Allergies, Asthma, Hypercalcemia, Parathyroid Problems, Surgery, Allergies, Pregnant, Breastfeeding 
Excretion Urine  vs 20.6% Hypertension Drugs have Urine
Dosage, Usage and Forms
Route of Administration Oral  vs 82.4% Hypertension Drugs have Oral
Dosage 25 Mg  vs 15.2% Hypertension Drugs have 25 mg
Maximum daily dose
50 mg (174.22 mg lower than average)
224.22 mg

Forms Tablet, Capsule, Suspension  vs 2.9% Hypertension Drugs have Tablet Capsule Suspension
Tablet Formulations 25 Mg, 50 Mg, 100mg 
Capsule Formulations 12.5 mg 
Oral Suspension 50 Mg/5ml 
Chemical Data
Molecular mass (g/mol)
297.74  (54.78 lower than average)

Half Life (hours)
15  (3.37 higher than average)

Chemicals Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur, Chlorine 
Formula C7h8cln3o4s2 
Melting Point (C)
274  (89.75 higher than average)

Phase (solid/liquid) Solid 

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