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Foods to avoid when taking hydrochlorothiazide

Hydrochlorothiazide is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. It is possible to take hydrochlorothiazide once a day with or without meals; however, patients may be recommended to make dietary adjustments while they are on the medication. When taking hydrochlorothiazide, it is important to steer clear of meals that are heavy in sodium and salt, as well as alcoholic beverages, among other things. Dr. Mary Greene, a cardiologist at Manhattan Cardiology, goes into specific types of foods to avoid. Read the article.