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Anti Diuretic Drugs List
By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more
ADH (vasopressin): Hi. Antidiuretic hormone (ADH (vasopressin)) is a peptide hormone made in the hypothalamus and released from the posterior pituitary. It's release is regulated by circulating blood volume status and by solute concentration. ADH (vasopressin) works to reabsorb water from urinary filtrate by the kidneys. Diabetes insipidus is a rare condition deficient in ADH (vasopressin) or where the kidneys can't respond to ADH (vasopressin). SIADH (vasopressin) is too much ADH (vasopressin). ...Read more
Vasopressin: ADH (vasopressin) is a hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary which has various influences on the body, one of them being that it effects the collecting tubule of the filtration system in the kidney preserving free water for the body- so concentrates the urine (less free water out). ...Read more
ADH (vasopressin): Antidiuretic hormone (ADH (vasopressin)) is a small (peptide) molecule that is released by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain after being made nearby (in the hypothalamus). ADH (vasopressin) has an antidiuretic action that prevents the production of dilute urine (and so is antidiuretic). People with the syndrome of inappropriate ADH (vasopressin) secretion are fluid overload and have a low serum sodium, which can be harmful. ...Read more
My apologies but I have spent some time on line and could not find the answer to your interesting question.
You might go the Medical University's library and see what you can find. The librarian will help you.
If you do find out please try and let me know. ...Read more
Would a natural diuretic (e.g. dandelion root) be effective for SIADH (syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone)?
The simple answer is NO!
Please go online to "WebMD" and look for dandelion root.
You will learn a lot and make up your own mind to decide if it is a good idea or not.
Don't forget costs. ...Read more
Doc wants 2 do anti diuretic hormone (adh) test for diabetes insipidus. Thought u had 2 b deprived of fluid during ADH (vasopressin) test...Or is that necessary?
Yes: There is a test called water deprivation test which is the gold standard for testing but pt's have to be monitored closely. Therefore, sometimes we may give a trial of ADH (vasopressin) as a pill to see if the symptoms resolve after it has been verified pt's are making >3l of urine a day. ...Read more
Would natural diuretics (e.g. dandelion root) treat syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone?
No: The syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone is associated with low sodium. Use of diuretics whether prescription drugs or natural plant-based diuretics have unpredictable effects on serum sodium and may potentially worsen sodium levels which is potentially dangerous. Proper treatment of SIADH is typically provided by an internist, nephrologist, or endocrinologist. And sodium monitoring ...Read more
Diuretic fluids list: All fluids are diuretic if you have normal kidney function and you drink enough of them. The fluid could be water, juice, soda or milk, among others. With normal kidney function, your kidneys will excrete the excess fluid you do not need as urine and your urine output will increase. This will prevent you from getting fluid overloaded. ...Read more
Depends: Each patient is an individual...Care has to matched to each case. No generalizations are appropriate without knowing the case. ...Read more
Hello which of the following drugs help with suppresses heart rhythms? A) diuretic b) steroid/anti -inflammatory
None: Of them will suppress arrythmia.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doctors, do you think I can develop a tolerance to potassium-sparing diuretic drugs over a long period of time?
No: Not unless your renal function deteriorates.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diurex: It depends upon the type of test. What drug test you are talking about? ...Read more
I have taken 1 niacin, and 2 b-12 dietary supplements, will this help me pass a drug test? I am also wondering if the b-12 is considered a water pill?
Bad strategy: Best plan to pass drug test is not to put drugs into body. B12 is not considered a "water pill". ...Read more
Have stage 4 breast cancer, retaining lot of water from chemo drugs, along with water pill, what's the quickest way to get rid of all the extra water?
Ask your oncologist: Fluid retention is typically not caused by chemotherapy (with rare exceptions). Are you taking a steroid pre-medication? This is often the case when taking Taxanes like Docetaxel or Paclitaxel. In that case fluid retention should go away as soon as you stop steroid use. If chemo like Docetaxel is causing you increasing amount of swelling, ask you oncologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Diuretics: There isn't a one answer fits everybody. If you don't like getting up at night to urinate, taking diuretics in daytime is usually a good idea. For some individuals, taking the medication at night may be a better idea however. ...Read more
I assume you are talking about "edema" or fluid build up in your legs? Diuretics work by making you urinate excess water, which may treat venous insufficiency transiently but is not the best long term treatment.
Generally, elevating your legs while at rest and using compression wraps on your lower extremities helps more so than diuretics. ...Read more
Pharmacy: Ask which over the counter medication s/he recommends for this. If this does not work, your doctor has some medications s/he can prescribe. ...Read more