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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.


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Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Modestly: Most beta-blocker and diuretic combinations we're formulated for use in mild hypertension. ...Read more

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 these medicines effect diabetes in any way? (bisoprolol, furosemide, dronedaone, diován, spironolactone)

Is these medicines effect diabetes in any way? (bisoprolol, furosemide, dronedaone, diován, spironolactone)

Diabetes and meds: Adding spironolactone to a regimen that includes maximal ace inhibition improves renoprotection (r) in patients with diabetic nephropathy. Diovan (valsartan) is also a r agent as it lowers both blood pressure and protein in the urine of patients with diabetes. The other drugs have no r protect effect in diabetes, other than lowering blood pressure. Speak to your physician for more information in your case. ...Read more

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Which medicines control blood pressure?

Which medicines control blood pressure?

Lots of choices.: There are many different types of medications to control blood pressure. Diuretics decrease sodium and fluid retention. Beta blockers decrease the force of heart contractions. Vasodilators relax blood vessel tension. Ace inhibitors block chemicals that raise bp. Alpha blockers adjust blood vessel tone. Many patients need more than one drug to achieve ideal control. Combination pills are available. ...Read more

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High blood pressure meds. Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) 37.5-25 once daily?

High blood pressure meds. Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) 37.5-25 once daily?

See below: Yes this is used once daily for hypertension.Its a diuretic ie eliminates salt [ sodium chloride] which in turn helps to lower blood presssure.Salt restriction is advised as well.Its a combination medication to minimise the risk of pottassium loss as one of the components retains pottassium. ...Read more

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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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Can the med atacand (candesartan) contain a diuretic?

Can the med atacand (candesartan) contain a diuretic?

Atacand (candesartan) and diuretic: Yes, Atacand (candesartan) (a) can have, and is marketed, with a diuretic. A comes in various doses and each strenght has a 12.5 and 25 mg dose of hydrochlorthiazide added to if, it the physician choses to prescribe it. ...Read more

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Are ACE diet pills effective?

Are ACE diet pills effective?

Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". Green coffee beans, raspberry ketones, hoodia.. Are just the latest in a long line of overhyped fads. If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and increase your activity levels. ...Read more

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Are herbal medicines effective?

Are herbal medicines effective?

Mostly not: Few herbal medications have ever been clinically tested. The FDA does not evaluate herbal medication. The companies that make them have few internal controls and according to Consumer Reports, the contents of the bottle frequently bear little resemblance to the quantities listed on the bottles. Most of these products are harmless; few have any effectiveness. ...Read more

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Bp meds not lowering bp. Norvasc, avapro (irbesartan) without diuretics initally used. Doc says we're out of options!?

Bp meds not lowering bp. Norvasc, avapro (irbesartan) without diuretics initally used. Doc says we're out of options!?

BP meds: Ask our doctor if you are on maximum doses of your BP meds. That would be 300 mg of irbesartan, which is Avapro and 10 mg of amlodipine. If not, ask to have them raised to those doses. If these not control your bp, you can start on a diuretic or go to a drug class called alpha-blockers such as Hydralazine or a beta blocker. If your physician needs help, ask to be sent to a nephrologist. Good luck. ...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

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. Chad Levitt
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Water Pill (Definition)

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