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What is the difference between hydrochlorothizide and alda

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what is the difference between hydrochlorothizide and aldactone
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?
They are both diuretics in that they treat high blood pressure, edema and kidney problems by decreasing the fluid in your body as well as salt.
aldactone is called a potassium sparing diuretic as it helps to decrease the amount of potassium when compared to other drugs in this class, such as hydrochlorothizide (HCTZ).
These two medication are sometimes used together to balance out their effects on the loss of potassium so that you might not have take potassium supplements.
But, basically? They work in a similar way....
Does this make sense to you?
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