Hydrochlorothiazide and potassium

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Avatar n tn People at risk for insufficient potassium intake include alcoholics, drug addicts and crash dieters. Potassium deficit Hypokalemia is a potassium deficit, or plasma levels below 3.5 mEq/L (milliequivalent per liter). Low serum potassium levels may be reflected secondary to the electrolyte's shift to intracellular space or to it's being lost from the total body stores. A variety of situations may cause potassium to be lost from the total body stores.
369861 tn?1306279286 This all started with my potassium being low and being hypoglycemic. The endo doctor took me off all diuretics so that i could take the renin and aldesterone tests. Does the potassium have anything to do with the thyroid and why did the endo take me off all diuretics to take the two tests. Doesn't he realise that my body would retaing the water and the result of edema? Just wondering?
471949 tn?1236907626 My doc (VA doc) just put me on spironolactone for my hbp (25mg x1) because my other med was causing my potassium levels to go dangerously low. Problem is, the new med caused me to swell badly and for some reason my blood pressure was low. So, to fix the swelling problem, the VA doc (they aren't the smartest)....doubled the med!!!! Now I have low blood pressure and am dizzy all the time, but doc is happy that the swelling is better and my potassium is normal.
Avatar m tn A doctor in the country to where we recently moved changed my medication to a combination of Ramipril plus Hydrochlorothiazide tablet and eliminated the Lasix. He also eliminated the potassium supplement. I am concerned that I should still be taking the potassium supplement. What are your thoughts? Is there a danger in not continuing the potassium supplement, and is the potassium supplement still necessary while taking this new diuretic combo?
Avatar f tn In general, lisinopril should not be taken with potassium supplements or diuretics that conserve potassium [for example, hydrochlorothiazide/triamterene (Dyazide)], since blood potassium levels may rise to dangerous levels. PREGNANCY: Lisinopril should not be taken during pregnancy because fetuses and neonates have died when lisinopril was administered during pregnancy. NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether lisinopril is excreted in breast milk.
Avatar n tn Is furosemide a good safe hypertension med if one gives due consideration to potassium depletion? The idea of a heart drugs scares me. I'd rather take a diuretic if there is one that works. Which hypertension medications are best for someone with hypothyroid?
1398693 tn?1343688338 5mg he says that my BP is getting to low and that becoming hypokalemic ( Low Potassium ) might be because the hydrochlorothiazide is to high so he cut my dosage down. Also another small note I re-read the information on kidney damage and a GFR of 60 is borderline but I still have to be carefull that it doesn't get any lower so far they're ok.
1398693 tn?1343688338 Once I start throwing up and getting diarrhea, I get dehydrated fast..It's also possible for my potassium level to drop ( Hypokalemia ), which has happened many times before because of the hydrochlorothiazide I’m on.
Avatar n tn As of recent I have been experiencing pressure in the head, a skipping of heart beat feeling, loss of short term memory and my resting rate is up to 84-90 and bp is at 98/82 sitting and at 118/100 when standing. I have had a complete brain MRI, blood work and all is fine. The change in my rhr and bp ( the closeness of the systolic and diastolic witht he fluctuations in it when sitting and standing) is conserning and the headaches are unbearible. Any ideas...
Avatar n tn I have been on Coreg, Enapril and Hydrochlorothiazide, for the past three years. During this time my legs have started tingling and feet are so sensitive, I can hardly wear shoes. My legs feel cold all the time and pains in my toes when walking sometimes. My knees hurt really bad also. I have been reading about side effects of the Three medications I take, they all mention side effects of pain like the ones I have experienced.
Avatar f tn Caution is advised combining Wellbutrin and Phentermine as this combo may increase your risk of seizures. If weight gain is a side effect of your psych meds, talk to your prescribing doctor about your concerns.
Avatar m tn About 3 years ago my husband was on lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide. After taking it for approx. 6 months, he crashed and had to be rushed to the ER with extremely low potassium levels. The doctor who had prescribed the lisinopril had told him to stay away from high potassium foods, or supplements, which he did, and when he went down he was extremely weak, was power vomiting all over the place, and lost the better part of his vision.
369861 tn?1306279286 Oddly, when I was put on diuretics prior to hospital stay, my heart enlarged, urination qaudrupled, and I flushed all the potassium and salt out of my system, and passed out with an over working heart. While at the ER, the ER doc said I had congestive heart failure, the 2nd morning, I had a stress test, passed with ease, then during the week a heart cath, no abnormalities. After leaving the hospital, I visit my cardiologist that performed serious of test, ultrasound, echo, etc....
Avatar f tn I was placed on potassium citrate and hydrochlorothiazide but the medicines have horrific side effects. Also, has anyone experienced elevated blood glucose levels and elevated LFT's after taking these medications?
408795 tn?1324939275 These drugs include the loop diuretics, the thiazide diuretics, and metolazone. Patients on these diuretics are commonly advised to take potassium supplements and/or to eat foods high in potassium. High potassium foods include certain fruits such as: * bananas, * orange juice, * tomatoes, and * potatoes.
Avatar n tn It is a combo of triameterene and hydrochlorothiazide. These are two diuretics. The triameterene is potassium-sharing and helps to counteract potassium loss from the HCTZ. The HCTZ helps lower blood pressure only by helping eliminate excessive sodium stored in the body thus reducing blood pressure for people that has high blood pressure. Research suggests that Maxzide does not interfere with normal blood pressure only if blood pressure is high. I am not on a full dose of this either.
Avatar f tn but again with that i wasnt consistent because I always felt really awful cramps in my legs i was also put on an oral contraceptive called alesse because i was also diagnosed with a cyst on my right ovary, so my ob wanted to see if the pill would help shrink it(this med i was taking as prescribed) but in december i started taking my water pill and metformin medication religiously as prescribed and i later had to receive iron infusions because i started to get severly anemic, and in january my p
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Avatar n tn Side effects of losartan potassium-hydrochlorothiazide tablets such as dizziness, myalgia, muscle pain, weakness and restlessness may be managed with dose adjustment. Cutting the pill may result in unequal doses for each medicine and may not be as effective. It is best to take the medicine as prescribed or inform your attending physician regarding the symptoms that you experience for proper management. Lowering the dose to 100-12.5 or 50-12.
Avatar n tn Potential side effects of hydrochlorothiazide include dizziness and low potassium. I would suggest seeing your doctor and discussing your symptoms. I hope you find this information useful. Information provided in the heart forum is for general purposes only. Only your physician can provide specific diagnoses and therapies. Please feel free to write back with additional questions.
Avatar m tn Isosorbide-5-mononitrate -60mgStill Ia od 5.Losortan Potassium-50mg+Hydrochlorothiazide-12.5mg-od 6.Atorvostatin-10mg-od 7.Glimepiride and MetforminHCL-2mg+500mg-od 8.Mixtard-30/70-34units-26units 9.Transulosin HCL+Dutasttride 0.4+0.5mg od. Still I am getting discomfort in the chest even with slight physical exertion. Stomach bulges by evening causes lot of discomfort. Am I gettting right treatment or not?
1398693 tn?1343688338 When I was hospitalized last week I was told that my body wasn’t absorbing the potassium they were giving me because of the diarrhea the colon makes potassium and it seems that the ER doctors are forgetting what a low potassium level can do because the doctors I saw when I was admitted didn’t know why I was sick. Today I got my blood work back from my clinic and it still shows a GFR of 60 and that means that there is some kidney damage ( 2ND stage ) that also may also be a factor.
Avatar n tn Adding lisinopril really helped and it also has the benefit of no side effects (for me at least) and being potassium-sparing (which is nice b/c the HCTZ can lower your potassium - I had this problem at first). You can have renin-secreting tumors even on your ovary or the renin can be elevated b/c of the HCTZ. I have had it tested 3 x and have seen 5 different Drs (2 endocrine, 2 gyn, 1 internist) and all sort of dismissed it.
Avatar n tn My potassium levels keep fluctuating...they are now 3.3......I am hypokalemic and I am on Diovan, and potassium supplents......The doctor mentioned Liddles syndrome........Does anyone know anything about this?.....I also have mild MVP....and PVCs'......I'm 51 and going through menopause.....I've also just been diagnosed with osteoporosis........I'm not even postmenopausal, yet.....Does anyone have the low potassium, high blood pressure problem?.......Thank you!
Avatar n tn I am not on any anti-depressant medication, nor have I been in the past. Current meds are Klor-Con 10 for low potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide for bp that was high in the past, but has been normal/low over last several months. My question is if there are any other known causes for the 'brain shivers/zaps'? I experienced my worst one yet last night...very frightening.
Avatar f tn Ziac is a combination drug, bisoprolol and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). The bisoprolol is a beta blocker and the HCTZ is a thiazide-type diuretic. It is not entirely clear from your description what type of heart rhythm you have. It could be that these sensations are just PVCs or premature ventricular contractions. These are extremely common and happen in about 80% of normal people every day. Perhaps you are sensing them more now that your heart rate is slower due to the beta blocker.
Avatar m tn I am very weak, I can barely walk. I get up and get dizzy. Nearly fall. I am tired most of the time. I have no appetite. I eat very little. I am constipated if I do not take the Generlac. I have a runny nose and that is a RUNNING NOSE. This is a recent development. Last month or so. I am anemic even though I take iron. Current Medications and Dosages 1. Generlac 10gm Oral Solution 2. Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 MG Oral Tablet 3. Pantoprazole Sodium 40mg Oral tablet delayed release 4.
Avatar f tn My triglycerides are extremely elivated at 2366- 1500 mg/dl, and I have a vitamin B-12 and B-3 defincency. My current meds are Tricor 145mg once daily, Metoprolol 100mg twice daily, Niaspan 500mg once daily, Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg once daily, Quinapril 40 mg twice dailt, Protonix 40 mg twice daily, and vitamin B-3 and B-12 injections. I am not overweight, exercise three times a week, but I am a smoker. My question is what does my health future look like?
Avatar n tn I am taking HCTZ for about 16 days but after 12 days it is causing me chest pain off and on. It starts after 2 hours of taking the tablet and prolongs for another six hours. Can somebody help me on this. My doctor says it doesn't happen with HCTZ. Thanks.
Avatar m tn He prescribed hydrochlorothiazide and Urocit-K. It's amazing- other than some occasional flare-ups, I haven't had a stone in several years. I am concerned about the long and short term side effects of the hydrochlorothiazide. Outside of having to be conscientious about hydrating and really watching sun exposure, it doesn't bother me to take it daily. However, a nurse recently told me that there is research that shows a link between the hydro.