Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that works in the kidneys to remove excess fluid (water) and salt from the body. It is used in small animals to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, calcium-containing kidney or bladder stones, and a rare condition called nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (not diabetes mellitus or sugar diabetes).
How It Works
Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic that works in the kidneys to remove excess fluid (water) and salt from the body.
Hydrochlorothiazide tablets are indicated as adjunctive therapy in edema associated with congestive heart failure, hepatic cirrhosis, and corticosteroid and estrogen therapy. Hydrochlorothiazide tablets have also been found useful in edema due to various forms of renal dysfunction such as nephrotic syndrome, acute glomerulonephritis, and chronic renal failure.
Hydrochlorothiazide tablets are indicated in the management of hypertension either as the sole therapeutic agent or to enhance the effectiveness of other antihypertensive drugs in the more severe forms of hypertension.