Methyclothiazide treats high blood pressure and fluid retention. Because this medication increases urination, it is best taken in the morning to avoid having to get up in the night to urinate.

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Uses of Methyclothiazide


Methyclothiazide is used in the treatment of:

  • Edema
  • Hypertension
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Heart Failure

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Methyclothiazide Brand Names

Methyclothiazide may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Methyclothiazide Drug Class

Methyclothiazide is part of the drug class:

Methyclothiazide Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:


This is not a complete list of Methyclothiazidedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Methyclothiazide and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Methyclothiazide falls into category B:

There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Methyclothiazide. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.


In animal studies, pregnant animals were given Methyclothiazide, and some babies had problems. But in human studies, pregnant women were given this medication and their babies did not have any problems related to this medication.

Methyclothiazide Dosage

Take methyclothiazide exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Methyclothiazide dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Methyclothiazide is available in the following doses:

  • Deserpidine-methyclothiazide 0.25 Mg-5 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Deserpidine-methyclothiazide 0.5 Mg-5 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Methyclothiazide 2.5 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Methyclothiazide 5 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Methyclothiazide Compounding Powder
  • Methyclothiazide-reserpine 2.5 Mg-0.1 Mg Oral Tablet

Forms of Medication

Methyclothiazide is available in the following forms:

  • Oral Tablet