A new analysis of a randomized controlled trial found that taking vitamin D supplements with hydrochlorothiazide is safe and does not increase the risk of hypercalcemia.
Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is a common treatment for hypertension and fluid retention. HCTZ helps the kidneys get rid of excess water and salt in the body.
When giving drugs or medications, it is important that doctors and clinicians be aware of potential contraindications. A contraindication is when some factor in medical treatment interacts with or interferes with that medication providing enough reason to cease giving that treatment. An example of a contraindication is when a patient can’t undergo a certain procedure because it may cause more harm in relation to their medical condition.
There are certain contraindications in regards to vitamin D supplementation. There are certain medications and conditions in which it is not recommended to take high doses of vitamin D. Or vice versa, there are some medications that may mean a person will need to take more vitamin D than usual.