HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • low blood pressure
  • acid base problem with low chloride and basic pH blood

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

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    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • low amount of magnesium in the blood
    • damage to the kidneys
    • decreased kidney function
    • high blood sugar

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • abnormal sexual function
    • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
    • dizziness
    • low energy
    • decreased appetite
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • diarrhea
    • stomach cramps

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • increased activity of the parathyroid gland
    • a type of joint disorder due to excess uric acid in the blood called gout
    • high amount of calcium in the blood
    • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
    • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
    • large purple or brown skin blotches
    • decreased blood platelets
    • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • nearsightedness
    • allergic reaction causing inflammation of blood vessels
    • inflammation of the blood vessels
    • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
    • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
    • a blockage of the bile duct that resulting in high bilirubin levels
    • acute inflammation of the pancreas
    • a type of kidney inflammation called interstitial nephritis
    • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • skin rash with sloughing
    • systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease
    • high amount of uric acid in the blood
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • secondary angle-closure glaucoma, a type of eye disorder
    • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
    • cancer of the squamous cells in the skin
    • choroidal effusion

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • high cholesterol
    • high amount of triglyceride in the blood
    • blurred vision
    • inflammation of the salivary glands
    • irritation of the stomach or intestines
    • constipation
    • the inability to have an erection
    • muscle spasm
    • sensation of spinning or whirling
    • fever
    • headache
    • nervousness
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
    • generalized weakness

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