Is anyone familiar with the side effects of this diuretic? I have been on 25mg. of this in addition to Accupril because any of the Beta Blockers, including ToprolXL have caused severe reactions. With this latest addition, I have noticed severe pain in upper right abdominal region in addition to problems with urination. I've been on a plethora of blood pressure meds,most either ineffective, or the side effects were so staggering, I had to discontinue them. I am beginning to feel like a guinea pig. Any info on these meds would be appreciated.
I don't think either of the meds is to blame. For the upper right quadrant pain, one should always first suspect gall bladder inflammation, stones or both. An echogram will confirm <and a Liver flush will CURE.> A good cheap test is no snacks after dinner and then a fatty breakfast of 1/2 pound of not-too crisp bacon, a couple eggs and toast with LOTS of butter...heavy cream in your coffee. If that breakfast doesn't have you HOWLING from waves of pain in a half hour, your GB is sound!
Problems with urination...bladder infection, maybe...just a stab in the dark here??
Accupril and HCTZ sounds like a good, effective combo if you aren't a "cougher" from the ACE inhibitors.
Hctz does cause frequent urination, it says so on the patient info. Also, i wonder if it does something to the gallbladder. I say this becuz when i complained of the same pain in the right side of my stomach, my gp wanted to have my gall bladder checked. I suggest asking your pharmacist if gall bladder can be affected by hctz. It causes cholesterol to rise so why not affect other organs.
Abdominal pain is listed as one of the less serious side effects of HCTZ. I take it, but do not experience any abdominal pain. I do, however, make a few trips to the bathroom during the night. Since my blood pressure is now beautifully controlled with HCTZ in my combo of meds, I accept the inconvenience of bathroom trips. Besides, I spent time in a wheelchair after a stroke and believe me, I am more than happy to be able to get up and walk to the bathroom.