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Is it true Thiamine is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor (seen a couple of studies) and if so, could it be helpful in idiopathic intracranial hypertensio?

Is it true Thiamine is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor (seen a couple of studies) and if so, could it be helpful in idiopathic intracranial hypertensio?

Maybe: The science is a bit sketchy, and mostly Internet based, which does cast suspicion on validity, but seems to be some possible mechanisms by thiamine on CO2 metabolism. If pseudo tumor is present, would certainly try Diamox (acetazolamide) or glycerol, but would not hurt to add thiamine (vitamin B-1), but would not use B-1 exclusively, as I am not convinced of its efficacy. ...Read more

Diuretic (Definition)

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've read studies that high doses of thiamine can be as effective as acetezolomide in terms of Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. True? I have IIH.

Maybe so: I can confirm that I have also read studies that suggest that thiamine is a significant carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. Considering the seriousness of the condition that you are treating, you should probably stick with the known effect of diamox (acetazolamide). However, you could discuss this with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Will latisse have interactions with other medications i take? I'm on an oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitor for glaucoma. Will using latisse have any adverse affect or interaction? Are there other medications or ointments that might be a problem if used tog

Will latisse have interactions with other medications i take? I'm on an oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitor for glaucoma. Will using latisse have any adverse affect or interaction? Are there other medications or ointments that might be a problem if used tog

Should : Should not have any adverse affect but may result in an even lower eye pressure. You may see if you eye doctor can switch you form the carbonic anydrase inhibitor to Lumigan eye drops which will help the glaucoma and your lashes at the same time (lumigan and Latisse (bimatoprost) are the same medicine). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take water pill while breastfeeding?

Depends on which one: Hydrochlorothiazide, triamterene, & Amiloride do not cause birth defects per some studies. Older studies raised concerns that thiazide diuretics might cause thrombocytopenia, but subsequent studies have shown that there is no decrease in platelets. Altho diuretics do affect the plasma volume expansion of normal pregnancy, this has not been correlated with a negative effect on fetal growth. [nih]. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious allergy to toradol, can I take a water pill?

What to do if I have serious allergy to toradol, can I take a water pill?

Question unclear: Toradol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain reliever.Taking a 'water pill' would likely have no effect on an allergic reaction.Anti-histamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help-but if the allergy is 'severe' you risk anaphylaxis w/asphyxiation or a Stevens-Johnson type reaction, among others.Seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY if you have taken Toradol & are swelling, having difficulty breathing, etc. ...Read more

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Why would a water pill effect high blood pressure?

Why would a water pill effect high blood pressure?

Decreased pressure: Look at it this way: if you pee out more fluid, there is less water floating around in your blood vessels. Less water in the pipes means less pressure -- the same as water in your house coming out the faucet... ...Read more

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What does a water pill do and how do I know if I need one?

Diuretics: Divided into classes by part of the kidney they act on. They are used for fluid overload as in CHF or to lower BP. There are weak diuretics like hydrochlorthiazide or stronger ones like metolazone. Consult your doctor before taking these medications. ...Read more

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Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitor (Definition)

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Water Pill (Definition)

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