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Most effective diuretic over the counter

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
OTC: Hydrochlorothiazide has years of scientific data supporting its use for its approved indications. For an OTC medication, that usually is not the case.... Read More
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Diuretic: 51 person from TX asks: Will an over-the-counter diuretic replace the HCT. ANS: No. If HCT is being given for HTN it is one of the best agents we have... Read More

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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Could be risky: You could end up losing more fluids than is healthy. If you don't believe your hydrocholorothiazide is working effectively than would discuss with yo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
OTC: In the us, there are no over-the counter diuretics. However, diuretics are priced very cheaply as most are generics, and most are included on 90-day ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: And for good reasons. Unsupervised use is dangerous.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Oh my, diuretics are: Not the right way to start a weight loss program. Often, this can lead to laxatives, then inducing emesis, starvation or over- exercising. I would e... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
Restrict salt: Edema can result from hypertension and heart failure; if your BP is 125/80 or less, and you have no heart problem or leg vein problem, then go to the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Diuretic: Loop diuretics are prescription drugs.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
See doc: diuretics have benefits but also risks. Your history and exam should be done before medications.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
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

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