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What are drug names of diuretics (water pills) for high blood pressure?

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You'll often start with a thiazide diuretic, such as:

Others your doctor may prescribe are:

Different diuretics can be taken together, and you can take them with other medications, sometimes in the same pill.

  • Chlorthalidone (Hygroton)
  • Chlorothiazide (Diuril)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide or HCTZ (Esidrix, Hydrodiuril, Microzide)
  • Indapamide (Lozol)
  • Metolazone (Mykrox, Zaroxolyn)
  • Amiloride (Midamor)
  • Bumetanide (Bumex)
  • Furosemide (Lasix)
  • Spironolactone (Aldactone)
  • Triamterene (Dyrenium)

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

Blood Pressure UK: "Diuretics - blood pressure medication."

Mayo Clinic: "High blood pressure (hypertension): Diuretics."

European Heart Journal : "Adverse reactions to diuretics."

Consumer Reports : "What to Know About Diuretics for High Blood Pressure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 2, 2017

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

Blood Pressure UK: "Diuretics - blood pressure medication."

Mayo Clinic: "High blood pressure (hypertension): Diuretics."

European Heart Journal : "Adverse reactions to diuretics."

Consumer Reports : "What to Know About Diuretics for High Blood Pressure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 2, 2017

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