Drug interactions between hydrochlorothiazide and hydrochlorothiazide / valsartan
Interactions between your drugs
- Hydrochlorothiazide is in the drug class thiazide diuretics.
- Hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat the following conditions:
hydrochlorothiazide / valsartan
- Hydrochlorothiazide / valsartan is a member of the drug class angiotensin II inhibitors with thiazides.
- Hydrochlorothiazide / valsartan is used to treat High Blood Pressure.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: hydrochlorothiazide / valsartan
If you are taking valsartan you should avoid potassium-containing salt substitutes or over-the-counter potassium supplements without first talking to your doctor. This can cause high levels of potassium in your blood. High levels of potassium can cause weakness, irregular heartbeat, confusion, tingling of the extremities, or feelings of heaviness in the legs. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these symptoms.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
Thiazide or thiazide-like diuretics
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'thiazide or thiazide-like diuretics' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'thiazide or thiazide-like diuretics' category:
- hydrochlorothiazide (active ingredient in hydrochlorothiazide/valsartan)
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.