Hydrochlorothiazide: HydroDiuril (antihypertensives, diuretics)

Hydrochlorothiazide: HydroDiuril (antihypertensives, diuretics)

Generic Name

hydrochlorothiazide

Trade Name

HydroDiuril

Indication

Hypertension, CHF, renal dysfunction, cirrhosis, glucocorticoid therapy

Action

Increases sodium and water excretion and produces arterial vasodilation

Therapeutic Class

antihypertensives, diuretics

Pharmacologic Class

thiazide diuretics

Nursing Considerations

May cause dizziness, hypokalemia, hyponatremia, hypophosphatemia, hypomagnesemia, dehydration
Hypokalemia can increase risk for digoxin toxicity
Monitor . . .