What is methyclothiazide?

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Methyclothiazide is a water pill, also called a diuretic. It is used to treat edema (fluid retention) caused by conditions such as kidney disease, cirrhosis of the liver, congestive heart failure, or by medications including estrogen and steroids. The medication is also used to treat high blood pressure. Methyclothiazide works by preventing the body from absorbing excess salt, which allows the body to retain less water. Methyclothiazide is a tablet that is taken orally. Methyclothiazide is a prescription drug sold under the brand names Aquatensen and Enduron.