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Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg weight 175lbs, I have given up

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hydrochlorothiazide 12.5 mg weight 175lbs
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: Hi, I have given up just about everything but this...I take a baby aspirin and an antibiotic for my skin.....I have been on this and other blood pressure medicine for at least 10 years. I lost 25 pounds and the doctor suggested that I give up the Hydrochlorothiazide...I tried but my pressure went up and I went back on the medicine. I have a very stressful job,,,,,
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I am pretty healthy and go to the gym 3 days a week.
Submitted: 29 days ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  William Pflugfelder replied 29 days ago.
Just a moment while I review your question.
Expert:  William Pflugfelder replied 29 days ago.
Are you asking if you should continue the hydrochlorithiazide?
Customer: replied 29 days ago.
want to know if this is a good medicine for high blood pressure? I was switched from a named brand years ago.
Expert:  William Pflugfelder replied 29 days ago.
Given your recent weight loss it might br sufficeint to keep your blood pressure under control. It is a good choice for a first lone medication as it works by reducing fluid retention I think it is fine to continue if your prescriber agrees. Hope helpful. DrBillRPh

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