Hydrochlorothiazide (Water Pill)

A low dosage of Hydrochlorothiazide acts as a diuretic that helps prevent your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention.

Hydrochlorothiazide treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or kidney disorders, or edema caused by taking steroids or estrogen.

This medication is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Hydrochlorothiazide may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.