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Side Effects of Microzide

Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 01:38 PM

Microzide is a medication that is commonly used by doctors to treat a variety of conditions. Because it is a diuretic, physicians often use it to treat fluid retention that is caused by a number of conditions. It is also used to treat high blood pressure. 
When doctors prescribe microzide, they are usually trying to treat the fluid retention and high blood pressure that is often the result of treating kidney disease, severe liver disease, congestive heart failure, and heart disease. Fluid retention can also be caused by being treated with hormone medications or steroids. 
Like most other medications, there are side effects that are associated with Microzide. It is important to make a note of these side effects as some are more serious than others.
Many people experience dizziness and muscle weakness when they are taking Microzide. Because these side effects can affect the way that you go about your every day tasks, you should use caution when you first begin to take Microzide. Be aware of how this medication is affecting you before you drive, use heavy machinery, or care for other people such as the elderly or small children. 
Other side effects of Microzide include excessive thirst, stomach pains, and cramps. While these side effects can be uncomfortable as well as  inconvenient, in many cases their severity lessens as your body becomes used to taking Microzide. 

Some of the more common side effects that are seen in people who take Microzide include headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss, and a loss of appetite. In many instances, you will notice that these symptoms gradually subside and their severity lessens as your body becomes used to the effects of Microzide on it. However, if you develop difficulty breathing, a sore throat, severe skin rash with skin that is peeling, or unusual bruising or bleeding, you should contact your doctor immediately as these side effects warrant an immediate visit. You should also contact your doctor if these side effects continue and you feel like they are compromising your quality of life.

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