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methyclothiazide

Pronunciation:METH i kloe THYE a zide
Brand:Aquatensen

Methyclothiazide 5 mg-MYL

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What is the most important information I should know about methyclothiazide?

donotDo not use this medication if you are allergic to methyclothiazide or if you are unable to urinate.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease, asthma or allergies, gout, diabetes, or if you are allergic to sulfa drugs.

noalcoholAvoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of methyclothiazide.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.

There are many other medicines that can interact with methyclothiazide. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list with you of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor or other healthcare provider who treats you.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms.

What is methyclothiazide?

Methyclothiazide is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.

Methyclothiazide treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or kidney disorders, or edema caused by taking steroids or estrogen. This medication is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

Methyclothiazide may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my doctor before taking methyclothiazide?

donotDo not use this medication if you are allergic to methyclothiazide, or if you are unable to urinate.

Before using methyclothiazide, tell your doctor if you have:

  • kidney disease;
  • liver disease;
  • asthma or allergies;
  • gout;
  • diabetes; or
  • an allergy to sulfa drugs.

If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take methyclothiazide.

FDA pregnancy category B. This medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

nobrfeedMethyclothiazide can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take methyclothiazide?

Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication.

To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your blood pressure will need to be checked on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.

Your blood and urine may both be tested if you have been vomiting or are dehydrated.

Methyclothiazide can interfere with the results of a thyroid test. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using a thiazide diuretic.

If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms.

rtStore the tablets at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

emtSeek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, thirst, confusion, leg discomfort, and muscle pain, weakness, or limp feeling.

What should I avoid while taking methyclothiazide?

noalcoholAvoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of methyclothiazide.

Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough.

What are the possible side effects of methyclothiazide?

emtGet emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
emtStop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • dry mouth, thirst, nausea, vomiting;
  • feeling weak, drowsy, restless, or light-headed;
  • fast or uneven heartbeat;
  • muscle pain or weakness;
  • urinating less than usual;
  • numbness or tingly feeling;
  • a red, blistering, peeling skin rash;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • pancreatitis (severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite;;
  • diarrhea;
  • constipation; or
  • blurred vision.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect methyclothiazide?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:

  • lithium;
  • digoxin (Lanoxin);
  • steroids (prednisone and others);
  • other blood pressure medications; or
  • insulin or diabetes medicine taken by mouth.

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with methyclothiazide. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about methyclothiazide.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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