A 48-year-old male asked:
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i may need diuretic, but hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and metoalzone both caused hyponatremia, 125. what are available options if diuretic is needed in future?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Lasix (furosemide): Lasix (furosemide) will probably work for you. It tends to raise the serum sodium.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on why you need diuretics in the first place; for some patients, Lasix (furosemide) will work, but for others, it will be contraindicated. Discuss with your doctor or get a referral to a nephrologist.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
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Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Diuretics: If you take a diuretic (d) one of the side effects is a low sodium level, hyponatremia (h). You can try to avoid h by weighing yourself daily in the morning, at the same time, in your bed clothes and recording the date and your weight. If you lose more than 2 lbs., hold the d for just 1 day. Too rapid weight loss, i.e. > 2 lbs/day can lead to h. If h is a problem, discuss it with your physician.
Answered on Dec 24, 2013
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