Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hydrochlorothiazide

It is a sulfonamide diuretic. It is similar to chlorothiazide.
Action:
It inhibits sodium-chloride symporter in the distal convoluted tubule resulting in the inhibition of the water reabsorption.

Uses:
It is a thiazide diuretic and is used in the treatment of edema and high blood pressure.
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