HCTZ stands for?

  1. I'm doing my clinical prep. Have a new admit so the MAR is not typed up yet. The Dr used HCTZ as an abbreviation for a med. Anyone know what it is? Thanks!
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  3. by   nbnurse95
    Hi jenniferhelene, HCTZ stands for a medication called, hydrochlorothiazide.
  4. by   Mimi2RN
    It's Hydrochlorothiazide. Look in your cardiac meds. It's also used in combination with Lotensin.
  5. by   UTRN2005
    HCTZ is a weak diuretic. It's ften one of the first prescribed when someone has CHF or hypertension. If HCTZ doesn't work then they often progress to lasix or a combination of meds.
  6. by   All_Smiles_RN
    Thanks so much. Everyone here is so sweet. I just want to let you know that I really appreciate the help.