Your doctor needs to know if you have any of the following conditions: bronchial asthma; kidney or liver disease; low levels of potassium or sodium; gout (joint pain) or lupus; stroke or heart attack; vascular problems; diabetes; or any blood diseases such as porphyria. In addition, tell the doctor if you are prone to vomiting; if you are frequently exposed to very hot environments; if you are scheduled for surgery in the near future; or if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking such as other blood pressure medications, other diuretics, lithium, antidepressants, diabetes medications, dixogin, beta-blockers, barbiturates, corticosteroids, or narcotics.
Contact your doctor right away if you become pregnant or if you need to start taking another medication during your treatment. Do not stop taking this medication without first consulting your doctor, as you may experience withdrawal side effects such as nervousness, headache, or a rapid increase in blood pressure. It is important to avoid dehydration during any diuretic treatment, as it may cause fainting if your blood pressure becomes too low. During treatment, avoid alcohol, excessive sweating, exposure to hot or humid environments, and activities that may lead to diarrhea or vomiting. Ask your doctor for more ways to control your blood pressure.