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I have taken HCTZ foe swelling legs and was told the I would…

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I have taken HCTZ...

I have taken HCTZ foe swelling legs and was told the I would have frequent eurinary teips but I have less then half as before

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

It is the same as before this 4 day use

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I am 88 and much slower and anxious

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Has your swelling of the legs gone down?

Has your urine amount increased (may not be frequency)?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
swelling is the same. urination is less after 5 days
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Since your swelling is same and have not significantly decreased, you may need to increase the dose of the medicine. HCTZ is a diuretic and usually eliminates fluid from the body. It is not effective in your case.

Your doctor may increase the dose or prescribe you another diuretic.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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