What should I know about oretic before taking it?

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If you are going to take Oretic (hydrochlorothiazide) to treat your blood pressure, you should know that you will have to take it regularly in order for it to be effective. If you drink alcohol, you should know that alcohol can increase the likelihood of having side effects from Oretic. It is also necessary to watch your fluid intake while taking this medication. Drinking too much or too little fluid can be unsafe while taking Oretic.