Information about hydrochlorothiazide for patients

This information is for users of hydrochlorothiazide. This is used as a water tablet, probably for high blood pressure, but it can also be for heart failure or fluid retention. You can continue to use this medication, but there is an extra warning.
Danish research shows that hydrochlorothiazide can give a small increased risk of two forms of skin cancer. Hydrochlorothiazide makes the skin more sensitive to the sun. As a result, the chance that you contract skin cancer during sunbathing is slightly greater. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are involved. These are the types of skin cancer that occur the most. Also in people who do not use this medicine. These forms of skin cancer are good to treat. Read the full information from the college for evaluation of medicines 181030-HCT information card