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Sugar Land, TX
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
42 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.
Last updated Jun 25, 2014


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