What is a small round bright green pill with the lettering gg and 165 scored on one side

A round green 8.0mm pill with the imprint GG 165 on the front is 25mg/375mg of Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene (made by Sandoz Pharmaceuticals).

Hydrochlorothiazide and triamterene is a antihypertensive combination that is used to treat edema, and high blood pressure. There is a low risk of abuse with this drug.

This prescription-only medication may pose a risk to an unborn fetus, and should be used only under a doctor's supervision.

ABC news reported this week that hypertension, or high blood pressure, during pregnancy can not only cause low birth weight and early delivery, but may also have long lasting effects on the baby's brain, resulting in a lower IQ.

Updated on Tuesday, October 09 2012 at 01:02AM EDT
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