People with kidney disease can take hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). It is a good first choice for many people with or without kidney disease. When you have kidney disease, the doctors try to stop further damage to the kidney. They also try to lower the risks of heart disease and stroke. These are common problems in people with kidney disease.  There are other medicines that are better for high blood pressure in people with advanced kidney disease. If more than one medicine is still needed, some doctors may give HCTZ as well.

Doctors may check blood tests to monitor your kidney function when you first start HCTZ.

HCTZ might be the first choice if you have kidney disease!