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Forum Name: Hypertension

Question: Water pills

 alhadee - Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:31 pm

I'm taking water pills (Hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg) due to high blood pressure, how fluid should consume daily?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:48 am

User avatar Hello Alhadee,

Generally, fluid intake should be maintained at a normal level. It should not increase since this could potentially negate the effects of the medicine. Drinking less may lead to dehydration problems.

There are occasionally exceptions to this so double check with your doctor to be sure.

Best wishes.

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