Diucardin

1 What is Diucardin

Brand: Diucardin

Generic: Hydroflumethiazide

Brand name:

Diucardin.

Hydroflumethiazide is a drug used in the treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure, hepatic cirrhosis, kidney diseases and corticosteroid or estrogen therapy. It is also used to treat hypertension. This drug is available as a 50 mg tablet.

Instructions:

You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication should be taken by mouth as instructed by your doctor. Do not crush or chew the drug because it may diminish its effects. This medication should be taken with a full glass of water unless your doctor tells you otherwise. You should swallow the drug whole.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits. You should also take this drug at the same time each day.

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.

Interactions:

Hydroflumethiazide may interact with medications such as:

  • Oral anticoagulants
  • Antigout medications
  • Antihypertensive medications such as:
    • Diazoxide
  • Anesthesia
  • Amphotericin B
  • Corticosteroids or Corticotropin (ACTH)
  • Cardiac glycosides
  • Colestipol
  • Hypoglycemics
  • Lithium salts
  • Methenamine
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
  • Norepinephrine
  • Tubocurarine

Side Effects:

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Warnings:

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to Hydroflumethiazide
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Cirrhosis
  • Use of corticosteroids or ACTH
  • Hyperuricemia or gout
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Post-sympathectomy
  • Kidney problems
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