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Benefits Of Taking A Water Pill
More restroom time:
Other than a marked increase in awareness of where restrooms are located after taking lasix, (furosemide) the biggest side effect profile to monitor would be that if the medication works too well, you may urinate out too much of your electrolytes, and result in a low potassium level. Also, too much diuresis may result in alteration of your kidney function.
This is why periodic lab monitoring is important. ...Read more
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
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I take meds in the morning (4:30 am) and take a water pill about 7:00am does it wash out the pills taken at 4:30? Can I take them all at once
Questions?: Your actual question is easy to understand; however, I'm having questions with your health hx, as shown. It shows you are 54 y/o and on birth control? Are you pre-menopausal or post-menopausal? Also, I do not see HTN as a condition; why do you take the "water pill"? Is the actual medication hydrochlorothiazide (hctz)? ...Read more
My baby is 11 months old and ive been slowly weening, she feeds in thr morning and night. I'm not losing weight. Can I start taking diet or water pill?
Start taking fewer..: If in general good health, a woman can just start taking fewer calories. Losing weight is about math. Calories IN must be fewer than calories USED, in order to lose weight. If calories IN are even 100 more than calories used each day, a woman will notice her weight increasing. First, avoid sugars and simple (white, plain) starches. Also avoid drinks with sugar or cream. Good luck! No pills needed. ...Read more
Yes: If you are on a diuretic (= "strong water pill") such as lasix, (furosemide) or zaroxylyn for instance, and not "peeing", that is not a good sign. Either you are very intravascularly volume depleted, and/or become intolerant to the said diuretic. You need to see your MD asap and/or the prescribing doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Generally yes: Hard to answer without knowing the precise medication prescribed, but most diuretics are safe for daily use. Some may require intermittent lab monitoring to prevent electrolyte imbalance, however. ...Read more
Using diurex?: Before you take diurex (d), discuss it with your physician (p). Your blood pressure may be well controlled on Lisinopril (l). If it is, you need not take d. If not, perhaps you p could increase your dose of l to its maximum. It is rarely a good idea to take any medicine to lower your BP without your p's knowledge and consent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You should check with your doc
unless you are suicidal. ...Read more
Diurex: It depends upon the type of test. What drug test you are talking about? ...Read more
My BP has been around 137/73. 76 pulse. Would I need to start thinking about medication and what is the best. I do have a water pill. 25?
I was on olmetec plus 20/.12.5 the water pill was dropped how long until the 12.5 mg of the water pill is out of my system I'm on 20 mg of olmetec?
24 hours: It should be out of your system in 24 hours -- but the biological effect lingers for about a week or so. ...Read more
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