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what are the most effective diuretics?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Many: Commin ones are ladix, hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) chlorthalidone, bumex. Effectiveness is measured by what you are trying to treat (htn vs edema).
Answered on Sep 1, 2012

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