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A 56-year-old male asked:

how long does it take to see diuretic effects of spironolactone?

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Dr. Ljubomir Ilic
Nephrology and Dialysis 22 years experience
Weak natriuretic: Spironolactone has weak natriuretic properties. You are unlikely to notice changes in your urinary frequency from spironolactone alone.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is lost from the body when a person takes a diuretic for weight reduction?

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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Water: A diuretic causes the loss of water. It does not remove fat. It may cause rapid weight loss at first but will not continue to lose unless diet and exercise are part of the program.
A 48-year-old member asked:

My mom left diuretics here. Can I take some to lose weight for a wedding?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
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No: All it will do is make you dehydrated and sick. They can cause imbalances in your blood that can be dangerous. They should never be used unless under a doctor's guidance. Schemes for "rapid" wt. Loss are never recommended or healthy.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Pericardial effusion? Treat with diuretic?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Pericardial effusion: If pericardial effusion is part of systemic fluid overload (anasarca) or as a result of renal failure (uremic) diuresis might be helpful. If the effusion, however, is large and compression prevents ventricular filling, then diuretics could make things worse, by reducing the preload and depressing ventricular filling even more.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Heart medication question. What happens in heat if on diuretic?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Increase H2O or redu: You have to compensate the water loss via sweat due to excess heat by either increase oral replacement of water/fluids, or reduce/stop the diuretic, or u may need to do both depending on severity of heat and duration of exposure. It is a rather complicated balance and u must do that diligently or you may get in trouble with dehydration or fluid overload. Use a weight-scale. Good luck.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you lose weight from taking a diuretic?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Cardiology 23 years experience
Some: Diuretics eliminate water so one can lose some weight; this is not 'real' weight loss though.

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