Simple colds, allergies, and/or sinusitis also can factor in, as can medications, including diuretics, such as furosemide (Lasix) and hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide
); benzodiazepines, such as lorazepam (Ativan); and some antidepressants.
* Thiazide diuretics, such as chlorothiazide (Diuril) and hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide
Amlodipine * Norvasc Captopril * Capoten Hydrochlorothiazide * Microzide
Lisinopril * Prinivil, Zestril
Some were also given a blood pressure lowering drug -- a combination pill with candesartan (Atacand) and hydrocholothiazide (Microzide
) -- or a placebo.
Some medications can cause the lining of the throat to dry, such as diuretics (commonly called water pills) like furosemide (Lasix) and hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide
), anxiety medications, such as lorazepam (Ativan), and some antidepressants.
Some commonly prescribed drugs in this class include amiloride (Midamar), bumetanide (Bumex), chlorthalidone (Hygroton), chlorothiazide (Diuril), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide
, Esidrix, Hydrodiuril) and indapamide (Lozol).
Hydrochlorothiazide capsules, 12.5 mg, are therapeutically equivalent to Microzide
capsules, 12.5 mg (Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc.).