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Taking Benicar (olmesartan) 40/ hct 12.5 but my potassium is 3.0 as the diuretic is causing potassium loss. Any other meds to control htn & replace hctz diuretic?

Taking Benicar (olmesartan) 40/ hct 12.5 but my potassium is 3.0 as the diuretic is causing potassium loss. Any other meds to control htn  & replace hctz diuretic?

Low potassium levels: Your low potassium (k) could be worsened by magnesium (m) loss due to hct. Your k won't be normal unless the m is repleted. At your age, with a history of cardiac disease, you may have some chronic kidney disease. Hct won't work if you've <50% of your kidney function left. If your BP isn't controlled on your meds, ask your doc to rx Furosemide (f) as a diuretic. F causes urine loss of m and k too. ...Read more

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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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Is Diurex Diuretic Water Pills for for leg edema?

Is Diurex Diuretic Water Pills for for leg edema?

Leg edema: Yes, Diurex can be used to help leg edema, but is not a strong fluid pill. It is mainly used for the bloating and water retention associated with menstral cycles. If you are just having swelling in the legs and nothing else, you should see your doc to investigate further. Elevate your legs often, to help make the swelling go away, without the use of medication. Hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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Does sodium citrate (cystitis sachets ) effect the mini pill cerazette?

Does sodium citrate  (cystitis sachets ) effect the mini pill cerazette?

Cystitis sachets: This herbal treatment will not affect birth control. It also will not adequately treat an infection. If you are using it for a bladder infection make sure that your doctor has given you antibiotics to get rid of the infection ...Read more

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Conflicting info on diuretics use in ckd4 with hyperkalemia issues (low aldosterone) with 2 g proteinuria. Will 20 mg lasix (furosemide) daily dose harm kidney?

Conflicting info on diuretics use in ckd4 with hyperkalemia issues (low aldosterone) with 2 g proteinuria. Will 20 mg lasix (furosemide)  daily dose harm kidney?

Follow MD advice : You already have kidney problems and should be monitored by a kidney specialist. Follow their advice closely rather then trying to treat yourself. What is appropriate for your problem is best determined by some who does this for a living then try to make sense of all the information that you get from your well meaning friends and the internet ...Read more

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Ckd patient with hyponatremia. Is it safe to take 650 mg sodium bicarbonate with 40 mg lasix (furosemide) to prevent water retention? Is sodium bicarbonate renoprotective?

Ckd patient with hyponatremia.  Is it safe to take 650 mg sodium bicarbonate with 40 mg lasix (furosemide) to prevent water retention?  Is sodium bicarbonate renoprotective?

Depends: Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) is not reno-protective. However, high acid levels in the blood affect heart function, muscle function and kidney function. Reducing the blood acid level (seen by a rising bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level or pH level) improves muscle function including the heart which improves kidney circulation. It also allows the kidneys to better control potassium levels. You can help the process by avoiding sodas! ...Read more

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Which is better: Lasix (furosemide) or spironolactone?

Which is better: Lasix (furosemide) or spironolactone?

Diuretics: Both are diuretics, but they work in very different ways. Lasix (furosemide) will cause the body to excrete potassium while spironolactone will cause the body to retain potassium. This is an important difference. These diuretics are sometimes given together, but they are not interchangeable. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take diurex water pill (caffeine free) with lisonipril?

Is it ok to take diurex water pill (caffeine free) with lisonipril?

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 more

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Will an over-the-counter diuretic replace the hct?

Will an over-the-counter diuretic replace the hct?

OTC: Hydrochlorothiazide has years of scientific data supporting its use for its approved indications. For an OTC medication, that usually is not the case. It is unlikely HCT will become an otc medication. ...Read more

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My pharmacist tells me potassium sparing diuretics such as spironolactone are not completely, potassium sparing. Is this true?

My pharmacist tells me potassium sparing diuretics such as spironolactone are not completely, potassium sparing. Is this true?

Diuretics potassium: Potassium is excreted by the kidney in patients on sodium losing diuretics like Furosemide and hctz there is potassium wasting some of this loss can be decreased by low salt diets in patients who have low potassium u can offset this by drugs such as Aldactone (spironolactone) this is not a total block but if using Aldactone (spironolactone) check levels of potassium low potassium in absence. Of cause should be investigated. ...Read more

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Does lisinopril 5mg internl lb contain a diuretic?

Lisinopril : If the pill bottle of your Lisinopril (l) does not read hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) the pill does not contain a diuretic. Diuretics are always mentioned in addition to the medicine they accompany. I do not understand what "internl lb" means in your question. ...Read more

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Is diurex OTC (pamabrom) effective for reducing fluid retention? Prob w/edema -dr palpated me & diagnosis w/edema but didn't prescription anything; trying diurex now.

Is diurex OTC (pamabrom) effective for reducing fluid retention?  Prob w/edema -dr palpated me & diagnosis w/edema but didn't prescription anything; trying diurex now.

Yes it is effective: Diurex is a diuretic and it will help fluid retention.But your doctor should have ordered a prescription diuretic as you need to check your electrolytes as you loose pottasium with most commonely used diuretics ask your doctor if you should take diurex. ...Read more

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Salt causes water retention, why is syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone treated with salt tablets?

Salt causes water retention, why is syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone treated with salt tablets?

SIADH and salt?: The syndrome of inappropriate antiduretic hormone (SIADH) is not treated with salt tablets. The choice of therapy is dependent on the severity of the symptoms. Agents used to treat SIADH are either 3% or .9% saline infusions, fluid restriction, loop diuretics, vaptan and demeclocycline. The basic problem of SIADH is fluid accumulation in the body causing a low sodium. Salt tablets don't work. ...Read more

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Is taking 6 pills that each contain simethicone, papain,sanzyme 3500, sodium dehydrocholate, dicyclomine hydrochloride on daily basis bad?

Is taking 6 pills that each contain simethicone, papain,sanzyme 3500, sodium dehydrocholate, dicyclomine hydrochloride  on daily basis bad?

Irritable Bowel?: Are you taking this for IBS??? Irritable Bowel Syndrome?? Sounds like treatment for this and if Prescribed and taken according to directions may be very helpful! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Torsemide (Definition)

Torsemide is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more


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Demadex (Definition)

Demadex is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more