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Dr. Seth Thaler
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Diuretic Medicines (Overview)

Blood pressure is influenced by how much water is in your body and salt intake. Diuretics reduce water and sodium in your body, and for decades have been the chief method for treating high blood pressure. They are still considered the first choice by many experts, especially for treating the elderly and African-Americans.


Dr. Seth Thaler
12 doctors shared insights

Diuretic Medicines (Overview)

Blood pressure is influenced by how much water is in your body and salt intake. Diuretics reduce water and sodium in your body, and for decades have been the chief method for treating high blood pressure. They are still considered the first choice by many experts, especially for treating the elderly and African-Americans.


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Is amlodipine a diuretic and a hearth medicine?

Is amlodipine a diuretic and a hearth medicine?

Amlodipine: Amlodipine is a blood pressure medicine, it is a calcium channel blocker and acts to lower blood pressure by relaxing smooth muscle to lower pressure. It is not a diuretic and one of the side effects is that it can cause lower extremity edema. ...Read more

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Which one of the following blood pressure medicine arb, diuretic, or calcium channel blocker can lower ocular pressure best in open angle glaucoma. ?

Which one of the following blood pressure medicine arb, diuretic, or calcium channel blocker  can lower ocular pressure best in open angle glaucoma. ?

Only beta-blockers: Will lower your eye pressure and your blood pressure. Diuretics (except carbonic anhydrase inhibitors which are not used to treat hypertension) or calcium channel blockers have no effect on eye pressure. ...Read more

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If patient was under diuresis with heavy diuretics in medical sedation wouldnt it be hard to find drugs taken 48hrs prior?

No: The metabolites will be available in the urine in trace but measurable quantities. The exact duration of detectability depends on the exact drug being measured. ...Read more

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Which is the most safest, effective, popular, and least side effect class BP medicine used long terms: ccb, bb, diuretics, arb, ACE or other. Thanks.?

Which is the most safest, effective, popular, and least side effect class  BP medicine used long terms:  ccb, bb, diuretics, arb, ACE or other. Thanks.?

Cannot answer: That cannot be answered. All of these classes of anti-hypertensives have side effects. It all depends on your other co-morbidities, your other medications for all other conditions, response to individual classes of medications, and side effects you may display to a class of medication based on genetics. ...Read more

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When treating someone who has CHF with the drug orencia (abatacept) are any diuretics be given?

When treating someone who has CHF with the drug orencia (abatacept) are any diuretics be given?

Depends: Each patient is an individual...Care has to matched to each case. No generalizations are appropriate without knowing the case. ...Read more

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If diuretics or acetazolamide can't help in leg edema (obese) patient what can be used?Please give exact names of medicines rather than escapist reply

If diuretics or acetazolamide can't help in leg edema (obese) patient what can be used?Please give exact names of medicines rather than escapist reply

Your question is: Beyond the scope of this general question format. To avoid an escapist reply you may consider a virtual consult with a HealthTap physician. Per our guidelines "public answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment ,prescription or diagnosis." ...Read more

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How do diuretic drugs affect the urinary excretion of chlorine and potassium?

How do diuretic drugs affect the urinary excretion of chlorine and potassium?

Promote: Virtually all diuretics promote excretion of potassium. Chlorine follows passively to maintain electrical neutrality. ...Read more

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Do diuretics used for cfh lead to thirst?

Do diuretics used for cfh lead to thirst?

No: The diuretics don't lead to thirst. Thirst is caused by vasopressin - a hormone that is activated in heart failure. Thirst often interferes with the recommendations of keeping fluid intake to less than 1.5 - 2 liters per day. ...Read more

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How do diuretics inhibit the action of aldosterone?

How do diuretics inhibit the action of aldosterone?

Counteracts effects: Aldosterone is a hormone produced by the body which acts to reabsorb sodium from the urine, which is very helpful during periods of dehydration. Diuretics counteract this activity by promotng sodium excretion in the urine. There are many types of diuretics but some like spironolactone directly inhibitthe activity of aldosterone. ...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


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Water Pill (Definition)

Water pill or diuretics are a kind of heart ...Read more