from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of drugs that block reabsorption of sodium in the distal tubules of the kidneys, used as diuretics primarily in the treatment of hypertension.
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- n. Any of a class of diuretic drugs based on a benzothiadiazine sulfonamide dioxide
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of a group of drugs commonly used as diuretics in the treatment of hypertension; they block the reabsorption of sodium in the kidneys
This also can occur in people taking medications called thiazide diuretics, which are used to treat
Vectical (TM) Ointment should be used with caution in patients with known or suspected disturbances in calcium homeostasis, who are taking calcium or Vitamin D supplements, or who are on medications known to increase serum calcium levels, such as thiazide diuretics.
That warning also goes for people taking drugs, such as thiazide diuretics, that affect calcium levels.
Current guidelines recommend using a "thiazide" water pill, such as hydrochlorothiazide, as the initial treatment for high blood pressure.
Correction of thiazide-induced hypomagnesemia by potassium-magnesium citrate from review of prior trials.
The ALLHAT (Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial) (2) concluded that thiazide-type diuretics are better than ACE inhibitors and calcium-channel blockers at preventing heart attacks in high-risk people.
One group took the polypill, which contained the three blood pressure drugs atenolol, ramipril and thiazide; the generic cholesterol drug simvastatin and a baby aspirin.
For example, a 57-year-old retired schoolteacher, Kathy, was being treated by her internist with three medications: the thiazide diuretic, Diuril, for high blood pressure; Fosamax for osteoporosis; and the beta-blocker, Tenormin, for heart palpitations.
To reiterate, the medications included in this trial that compared various classes of medications for the cardiovascular benefits they may provide included calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, and Alpha Blockers, beta blockers, and, thankfully, thiazide diuretics.
The ALLHAT trial proved that thiazide diuretics are superior to the other classes of medications when compared with them in this trial in relation to the ability to reduce hypertension as well as decreasing the risk of myocardial infarctions in the patients studied in this trial as well.
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