hydrochlorothiazide-methyldopa (generic name)

It is used to treat high blood pressure
(hye droe klor oh THYE a zide; meth ill DOE pa)
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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • chest pain
  • dark urine
  • dizziness
  • eye pain
  • general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms
  • increased hunger or thirst
  • irregular heartbeat
  • light-colored stools
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle pain or weakness, cramps
  • nausea, vomiting
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • right upper belly pain
  • swelling of the feet or legs
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • abnormal production of milk in females
  • breast enlargement in both males and females
  • change in sex drive or performance
  • depressed mood
  • diarrhea
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • increased sensitivity to the sun

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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