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Is prednisone a diuretic

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
No: No, it can cause you to retain fluid.

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Not diuretics: These medications are not diuretics. If you urinate every 10 minutes, urinary tract infection has to be ruled out. See your doctor. Bentyl (dicyclomin ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Yes with monitoring: Fluid retention is a common side effect of prednisone. A diuretic can help with the swelling. The swelling itself is most likely water retention whic ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Inflammation: Sounds like inflammation. Must search for cause. Rule out food sensitivity. About 10 percent of population can be sensitive to nightshades, about 30-4 ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
No : It's a calcium channel blocker.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Smith
34 years experience Urology
No: It is used as a therapy to lessen Uti's
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
No: it is not
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: It is an antispasmotic.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doina Marina
52 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
No.: Peppermint oil via enteric-coated preparations is used in irritable bowel syndrome. A formula containing menthol ; terpenes helps dissolve gallstones. ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: In fact, diuretics are one of the first line medications for patients newly diagnosed with hypertension according to many guidelines. Of course, you n ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Amlodipine: Amlodipine is a blood pressure medicine, it is a calcium channel blocker and acts to lower blood pressure by relaxing smooth muscle to lower pressure. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: It is an anti-malaria drug that is also used to treat lupus, rheumatoid arthritis (in which use it may be referred to as a dmard or disease-modifying ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: It's not a steroid, it is an anticholinergic.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
No : Methotrexate is a drug interfering with cell metabolism of folate (folic acid). It was first used to treat cancer in high doses and later used in rheu ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Prednisone : Fluid retention generally not an acute effect of prednisone.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Caffeine: Caffeine is a diuretic that can lead to dehydration. Yes.
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A 95-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
They're different: They're apples and oranges! Lasix (furosemide) is a potent diuretic. Spironolactone is a weak diuretic that is usually used with Furosemide or hydroch ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is safe but you need to be aware that medrol (methylprednisolone) may increase your blood pressure, so check it occasionally when you are on the me ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It should not be a significant issue.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Water pills: Medications that increase urine production.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
TMJ - Prednisone: Tmj disorders are about tooth grinding or alterations in bite, except in uncommon circumstances such as jaw trauma from boxing or a car wreck. Anythin ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
You may find: that your BP goes up in that combination. Amlodipine (Norvasc) & chlorthalidone may be better choices. H Robert Silverstein MD, FACC. if you wis ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Some: Caffeinated teas can act as diuretics. Dark teas are generally caffeine rich.
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