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    Old 04-19-2007, 03:58 PM   #1
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    Alternative for hydrochlorothiazide

    Is there any substitute for hydrochlorthiazide if you are allergic? I developed little red dots on my arms from it, discontinued it and now my BP has shot back up.

     
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    Old 04-20-2007, 04:45 AM   #2
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    Re: Alternative for hydrochlorothiazide

    Yes there is: LASIX (furosemide) and it is a REALLY nice drug.

    It is a potent diuretic taken once or twice a day and it drains away excess fluid before you can say..."Where's the toilet!"

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    Old 04-20-2007, 12:43 PM   #3
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    Re: Alternative for hydrochlorothiazide

    I thought I was allergic to HCTZ but it turned out that it is probably the yellow dye #6 in the inactive ingredients. I have a plain HCTZ with cornstarch in a capsule made up by a compound drug store-insurance pays for it. I read that there is less risk of electrolyte imbalance with HCTZ.
    There are other diuretics too, but I rule most of them out because of potential side effects. Fam

     
    Old 04-20-2007, 08:20 PM   #4
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    Re: Alternative for hydrochlorothiazide

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    I thought I was allergic to HCTZ but it turned out that it is probably the yellow dye #6 in the inactive ingredients.
    This was very helpful, fam...too often, we think it is the drug and forget about the additives. How did you come to suspect the yellow dye? Or better yet, how do we determine if is the drug or the additive?

    Was your pharmacist some help in all of this?

    Bsheba

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