hy·​dro·​chlo·​ro·​thi·​a·​zide | \ ˌhī-drə-ˌklȯr-ə-ˈthī-ə-ˌzīd How to pronounce hydrochlorothiazide (audio) \

Definition of hydrochlorothiazide

: a diuretic and antihypertensive drug C7H8ClN3O4S2

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Recent Examples on the Web The lots include losartan potassium tablets and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets. Sara G. Miller, NBC News, "FDA expands blood pressure drug recall, again," 23 Sep. 2019 The pills contained hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic that can mask other substances. BostonGlobe.com, "Twins’ Michael Pineda suspended 60 games," 7 Sep. 2019 The recall involves losartan and potassium/hydrochlorothiazide combination pills found to contain N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid, or NMBA, according to a notice posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Another popular blood-pressure med recalled for carcinogen risk," 27 June 2019 Solco and Teva Pharmaceuticals are also recalling their valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide medication. Korin Miller, SELF, "Common Blood Pressure Medications Containing Valsartan Recalled Over 'Impurity' Concerns," 17 July 2018 The substance involved was a diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide, which can be used as a masking agent. Afp, chicagotribune.com, "Cagliari mid Joao Pedro tests positive in two doping tests," 9 Mar. 2018 Fred has been in trouble in the past, and was banned from football for one year having tested positive for diuretic hydrochlorothiazide in the Copa America in 2015. SI.com, "Bitter Premier League Rivals Set to Battle it Out for £30m Rated Shakhtar Star Fred This January," 7 Jan. 2018 Despite this, her doctor diagnosed her with mild high blood pressure and put her on a diuretic called hydrochlorothiazide. Teresa Graedon, The Seattle Times, "Getting to the bottom of her postpartum pain," 11 June 2017

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First Known Use of hydrochlorothiazide

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hydrochlorothiazide

hydr- + chlor- + thiazine + -ide

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“Hydrochlorothiazide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrochlorothiazide. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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hy·​dro·​chlo·​ro·​thi·​a·​zide | \ -ˌklōr-ə-ˈthī-ə-ˌzīd, -ˌklȯr- How to pronounce hydrochlorothiazide (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydrochlorothiazide

: a diuretic and antihypertensive drug C7H8ClN3O4S2 abbreviation HCTZ

Note: Trademarks for preparations containing hydrochlorothiazide include Benicar HCT, Dyazide, Hyzaar, Maxzide, and Tribenzor.

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