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A 36-year-old male asked:

Recently diagnosed diabetes insipidus. dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) prescribed but still urinating constantly. doctor says to give medication more time? how long?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Depends: Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) can be useful in treating nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, a rare genetic disorder, but also can occur in the presence of other kidney disease, or long term lithium usage. It is important to be on a low salt diet as well. However, many people who are compulsive water drinkers can be missdiagnosed as having diabetes insipidus. Make sure the diagnosis is correct.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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