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USES: This medication is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
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This medication is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
- It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly while taking this medication.
- Learn how to take your blood pressure and understand the readings.
- Discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
- Take this medication by mouth after meals as prescribed.
- Try to take it at the same time(s) each day.
- Follow your dosing instructions closely.
- Do not increase your dose or stop taking this medication without first consulting your doctor.
- It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
- Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
- Headache, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, loss of appetite, nausea, or constipation may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication.
- Dry mouth, weakness or fatigue may also occur.
- If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
- Notify your doctor if you experience tremors, unusual or uncontrolled movements especially of the tongue or face, diarrhea, stomach distress, bloating, difficulty urinating, mental confusion or vision changes while taking this medication.
- To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly.
- Also limit your intake of alcoholic beverages and avoid overheating which will aggravate these effects.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing kidney disease, heart disease, prostate trouble, bladder disorder or if you have glaucoma or any allergies.
- Do not go on a salt-restricted diet without your doctor's supervision.
- This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
- Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- Since it is not known if this medication is found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- It is important to take each dose as scheduled.
- However, if you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
- If you miss 2 or more doses in a row, contact your doctor.
- Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including any medication for your heart, other blood pressure medication, water pills, antacids, antibiotics, sulfa drugs, neostigmine, or pyridostigmine.
- Do not take any medication for cough, colds, hay fever, allergies or weight control without first checking with your doctor or pharmacist.
- These medications may contain ingredients which can increase blood pressure.
- Avoid intake of alcoholic beverages while taking this medication.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.