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Is it safe to take HCG while on the Blood Pressure med MICROZIDE?

Guy asked this question May 30th, 2011 10:28 am

I take a blood pressure medicine called HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 25mg (MICROZIDE). Is it safe to take HCG while on this med?

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Brandon Larson

You should also speak with you doctor if you have concerns about the medicines you are taking. Having said that, there is no known issues with HCG and drugs.

posted on Jun 9th, 2011 8:57 pm


I also am on the HCG diet and I have been taking the same meds for about a month now with no side effects or any problems

posted on Jun 21st, 2011 9:54 pm


I was taking hcg while on this blood pressure medicine hydrochlorothiazide. On 17th day of hcg, I had a dissy spell and brushed off as a panic attack. On day 20 of hcg had 2 dissy spells, almost fainted and immediately knew something was wrong. Went to er found out that potassium was at a dangerously low level and sodium levels also low. Found out that this type of blood pressure can be a problem on its own with potassium but when your eating normally you will get potassium. Once going on hcg and on restricted 500 calorie diet, no potassium was getting into my body and the blood pressure was depleting what potassium I had. Trip to er thank God. My potassium was 2.7 and my doc says that she moniters peoples hearts when they go under 3 because you can have a heart attack. I would definiately beware if your thinking about hcg and are on this medication. It was a very scary experience. I had to stop hcg until my doc approves me to finish my final 2 weeks. I will need to do 800 calorie if I go on it again. Also came off med as blood pressure now seems to be fine. Lost 13 lbs in my first 17 days but did loose 10 on my own before I started.

posted on Aug 19th, 2011 2:13 pm

Brandon Larson

Potassium levels are a concern and we recommend taking a potassium supplement while on the HCG Diet. We also recommend raw organic APple Cider Vinegar which has natural potassium in high levels. We make a lemonade with it by combining water, pure lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and stevia. Huge weight loss benefits and tons of potassium!

posted on Aug 22nd, 2011 10:07 am