Edema of heart failure

Active Ingredient: Hydrochlorothiazide

Indication for Hydrochlorothiazide

Population group: only infants (40 days - 1 year old) , children (1 year - 12 years old) , adolescents (12 years - 18 years old) , adults (18 years old or older)
Therapeutic intent: Curative procedure

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

25-200 mg in 1-2 divided doses daily


Dosage regimens

Oral, between 25 milligrams hydrochlorothiazide and 100 milligrams hydrochlorothiazide, divided daily, 1 to 2 doses in total. The maximum allowed total dose is 200 milligrams hydrochlorothiazide daily.

Detailed description

The usual dose is 25 to 100 mg daily given as a single dose or in two divided doses. Many patients respond to intermittent therapy; for example every other day or 3 to 5 days a week. Intermittent therapy is less likely to produce excessive diuretic response with resulting undesirable electrolyte imbalance.

An initial dose of up to 200 mg may be necessary in some patients, but larger doses have no additional effect.

2.5 mg/kg body weight daily in 2 divided doses


Dosage regimens

Oral, 2.5 milligrams hydrochlorothiazide per kilogram of body weight, divided daily, 2 doses in total.

Detailed description

The dosage is determined according to body weight. A suggested initial dose for children is 2.5 mg per Kg body weight daily in 2 divided doses.

1-3 mg/kg body weight daily in 2 doses


Dosage regimens

In case that patient age in months is ≤ 6, oral, between 1 milligrams hydrochlorothiazide per kilogram of body weight and 3 milligrams hydrochlorothiazide per kilogram of body weight, divided daily, 2 doses in total.

Active ingredient


Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic with antihypertensive properties. It acts by inhibiting the renal tubular re-absorption of sodium and chloride ions, which are excreted with an accompanying volume of water. Potassium excretion is also promoted.

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