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Can You Get an Esidrix Prescription Online?

Getting an Esidrix prescription online is easy. Whether you take Esidrix for edema or for blood pressure, book an online appointment with PlushCare and speak with a top US doctor today. Your PlushCare doctor can evaluate your condition and determine whether or not Esidrix is right for you. If it is, the doctor can write or refill a prescription online and send it electronically to a pharmacy of your choice.

What is Esidrix?

Esidrix is a brand name thiazide diuretic (type of water pill). Esidrix increases urination and can also help lower blood pressure. The active ingredient in Esidrix is hydrochlorothiazide, commonly referred to as HCTZ. Other brand names of HCTZ exist as well as generic HCTZ.

Esidrix is commonly prescribed to treat patients with fluid-retention swelling (edema) caused by the following:

Esidrix is also commonly prescribed for patients with hypertension (high blood pressure), by itself or in combination with other medications.
More rarely, Esidrix is prescribed to treat:

How Does Esidrix Work?

Esidrix for Edema

Esidrix and other diuretics work by inhibiting the reabsorption of salts in the kidneys (mostly sodium), which increases urination thereby reducing fluids that are otherwise retained in the body.

Esidrix for Hypertension

It is unknown how Esidrix lowers blood pressure, but the removal of salts and reduced swelling help the heart and lowers pressure on arteries.

Esidrix Dosage and Treatment

Esidrix is taken orally as 25 mg or 50 mg tablets. Correct dosages vary among individuals. To determine the minimum effective dose, your physician will slowly increase your dosage until the desired effect is attained. Dosages are smaller for children younger than the age of 12. Esidrix dosages may also be reduced for people with other conditions.

Esidrix Dosage for Edema

Dosages in normal adults range from 25 to 100 mg taken once or twice daily. Some patients can take Esidrix less frequently (3 to 5 days a week) and still receive the benefits of Esidrix.

Esidrix Dosage for Hypertension

Taking Esidrix for hypertension usually begins at 25 mg once per day and may increase to 50 mg per day (taken once or twice in divided doses). When used in conjunction with other hypertension medications, Esidrix dosages rarely exceed 50 mg per day.

Benefits of Esidrix

The main benefit of Esidrix is an effective treatment of edema or hypertension. Esidrix can sometimes be taken on an as-needed basis for patients with edema. Esidrix starts to work within 2 hours and can last from 6 to 12 hours.

Side Effects of Esidrix

As with any medication Esidrix may cause side effects. Seek emergency care if you have a severe allergic reaction (hives; breathing difficulties; and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat). Allergic reactions are more likely to occur for people with a known allergy to sulfonamide drugs.

Call your doctor and stop using Esidrix if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • Problems with vision or eye pain
  • Weak muscles or muscle pain
  • Dehydration symptoms such as dry mouth or throat; extreme thirst; muscle cramps or weakness; confusion; or difficulties urinating.
  • Drowsiness or lightheadedness
  • Fast or uneven heartbeat
  • Numbness or tingling sensations
  • A red skin rash that blisters and peels
  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite
  • Jaundice (yellowish skin or eyes)
  • Dark urine or clay-colored stools

Less severe, more common side effects include:

  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Mild stomach pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent urination
  • Headache

This is not a complete list of all side effects. Other side effects like hair loss, erectile dysfunction, and others are possible. Tell your doctor if you experience any unlisted side-effects .

Considerations and Precautions of Esidrix

Esidrix does lower blood pressure for people with hypertension, but it is less effective compared to other thiazide diuretics.

Drug interactions

There are 765 drugs known to interact with Esidrix, about 5% of these are severe. The most common and essential interactions to know about are:

Disease interactions

Esidrix may be dangerous for people with certain conditions. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have:

Other Considerations

Esidrix does pass into breastmilk but is unlikely to harm a baby. Consult with your doctor before using Esidrix if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Can You Buy Esidrix Online?

Yes, you can buy Esidrix and other prescription-only drugs online. There are dangerous online “pharmacies” that pose a threat to your health and wallet, but there are safe ones as well. The FDA has a guide for choosing an online pharmacy.

Before you can buy Esidrix online you will need a prescription from a doctor. Fortunately, there are reputable sites like PlushCare where you can talk to a doctor through an online appointment. If your doctor decides Esidrix is appropriate for you, they can write or refill a prescription online and help you choose a trustworthy online pharmacy.

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