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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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Can you take GNC ripped vitapak for women if you are on bystolic (nebivolol) and digoxin? It has niacin and water pill in it.

Can you take GNC ripped vitapak for women if you are on bystolic (nebivolol) and digoxin? It has niacin and water pill in it.

Not a good idea!: This product has a compendium of some useful ingredients, but mostly at ineffective doses. Heart over stimulation is possible from the "thermogenic blend" that has 200 mg caffeine and may have other harmful heart effects. No diuretic rx is included, but a diuretic effect from caffeine dose would be expected. The added Niacin is at an insignificant dose and not interactive. There are better otc's. ...Read more

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Side effects of diuretics?

Side effects of diuretics?

Dehydration: The main function of diuretics is to increase the output of urine, thereby helping to manage high blood pressure. As a side effect of their chronic use, excess amounts of electrolytes can be lost in the urine leading to low levels of potassium, sodium, potassium. Calcium and magnesium levels can also be impaired. Some diuretics may cause the blood sugar to be elevated in diabetics. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are side effects and drug interaction of niaspan (niacin)?

Could you tell me what are side effects and drug interaction of niaspan (niacin)?

See Below: Common side effects include flushing, itching, nausea, numbness in the extremities, and abdominal pain. In terms of interactions, these may be caused by using Niaspan (niacin) with alcohol, certain cholesterol lowering meds like simvastatin, and others. However, in general is is safe to use with other medications. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of niaspan (niacin)?

Some side effects: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Diarrhea; dizziness; headache; heartburn; increased cough, indigestion, or upset stomach; nausea; temporary skin redness, itching, tingling, or feelings of warmth (flushing); vomiting. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Niaspan (niacin)?

What side effects are associated with Niaspan (niacin)?

Niaspan (niacin): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/niaspan-side-effects. Html

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Help, what are side effects of taking niacin flush free?

Niacin flush free: Read this for some information :

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Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is one diuretic. Are there other forms or diuretic classes that may be more potent at its max dose and with less side effects?

Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is one diuretic. Are there other forms or diuretic classes that may be more potent at its max dose and with less side effects?

Different diuretics: Lasix (l) and Bumex (b) are diuretics that work at the loop of henle n the kidney and are more portent that hctz (hydrochlorothiazide). All diuretics will may you lose potassium, sodium and magnesium. B and l are stronger than hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and can be used in patients with chronic kidney disease where hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) will be ineffective. All diuretics will increase your urine output. B and l do not have any effect on glucose levels. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of overdosing on niacin supplements?

What are the side effects of overdosing on niacin supplements?

Niacin Overdose.: Too much Niacin does have the potential to affect your liver, so be careful. If this is something that has happened, you would need blood testing for liver enzymes right away. Stick to no more than 1500mg twice daily. ...Read more

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Could niacin flush free do the same effects as regular nician to detox from thc?

Flush: The literature is sparse on Niacin with respect to thc and Niacin flush free has even less data re thc. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with diuretics?

What side effects are commonly associated with diuretics?

More fluid out: Diuretics cause fluid to be excreted through the kidneys. This can contribute to lower blood pressure, electrolyte problems, dehydration and extra stress on your kidneys over time. ...Read more

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Will niacin flush free do the same effects as regular nician to detox from thc? Please help me docs!

No: Niacin doesn't flush anything out, it just makes you turn red and warm, but is not proven to eliminate any other drug. You should be more concerned about 1) having a drug problem 2) being subjected to drug testing when you have a drug problem and 3) being more concerned about getting caught than the harm your drug problem is causing. Modern drug testing includes means to identify efforts to mask. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can take to attenuate the diuretic effects of caffeine? I drink coffee to take exams but don't want to have to urinate frequently.

Is there anything I can take to attenuate the diuretic effects of caffeine? I drink coffee to take exams but don't want to have to urinate frequently.

Cafffeine Diuretic: One of the properties of caffeine is that it acts on the kidney as a diuretic. I do not know of any way to block the diuretic effect of caffeine other than reducing the dose, which of course will reduce the stimulant effect that you are looking for. The best advice I can offer is to drink the minimum amount of coffee that you need to get through the exam and limit other fluids. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of red yeast rice and niacin non flush?

What are the side effects of red yeast rice and niacin non flush?

Many: Ryr can cause abdominal pain, allergic reaction, dizziness, liver and muscle inflammation with muscular pain, flatulance (gas), stomach pain, and headache. Aside from flushing, Niacin can cause liver damage, itching, low blood pressure, upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, gout, rashes, headache, diabetes, liver inflammation, and blurred vision. ...Read more

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What are the side effects if you take simcor (simvastatin and niacin)?

What are the side effects if you take simcor (simvastatin and niacin)?

Side effects: Sometimes muscle aches. You'll need labs to look for liver inflammation as well. ...Read more

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One year of panic attacks from severe side effects of 500mg niaspan (niacin) can develop anxiety? I stopped it a year ago still get anxiety sometimes

Anxiety: Unlikely that a year later your symptoms would be caused by your previous medication, consult with your doctor to rule out medical issues. Try using the free anti anxiety app for daily support and it your stress does not lessen consult a clinical psychologist who can help you learn better ways of coping. Best. ...Read more

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What are slo-niacin dietary supplements used for? Any side effects?

Triglicerides: Slow niacin is a medication and NOT a dietary supplement.
It does improve lipid profile by diminishing triglycerides and improving HDL (good) cholesterol mildly.
HOWEVER: niacin does NOT improve chances of patients getting stokes, heart attacks or dying.
Niacin is sometimes difficult to take due to side efects as flushing that can be severe ...Read more

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Husband is new to taking Lasix, (furosemide) due to afib. Experiencing severe tiredness. Is there a different diuretic with less side effects?

Husband is new to taking Lasix, (furosemide) due to afib. Experiencing severe tiredness. Is there a different diuretic with less side effects?

Hypokalemia: Your question suggests that the patient may be losing too much potassium as a result of Lasix (furosemide) and that may be making him weak. Low potassium makes muscles weaker. A second possibility is that the Lasix (furosemide) is causing too much water and sodium to be lost, causing dehydration and that is why he is weak. I suggest meeting with a cardiologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Niacin side effects swollen lower lip could taking 1800mg of niacin induce a swollen lower lip?

Possibly: While it's not possible to overdose on Niacin simply by eating too many niacin-rich foods, taking too much over-the-counter or prescription Niacin can be dangerous.

You may have heard that too much Niacin can be harmful because of internet rumors. The rumors falsely state that by taking a large amount of niacin, people can flush the chemicals that show they've used marijuana out of their bodies. ...Read more

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Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Med side effects: Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) contains a statin as well as niacin. Side-effects include muscular aches (statins), inflammation (both), lft elevation (both), and flushing (niacin). Dangerous toxicity is rare, but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

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When someone takes lithium as medication he has side effects of dry mouth and polyuria for treating those symptoms he is given diuretic. How come?

When someone takes lithium as medication he has side effects of dry mouth and polyuria for treating those symptoms he is given diuretic. How come?

Diabetes insipidus: One side effect of lithium is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. If this was diagnosed correctly, one treatment option is a diuretic.Mechanism is unknown but it is thought that this will "confuse" the kidneys into retaining more fluids thereby alleviating the polyuria. ...Read more

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What diuretic has the least side effects? Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) gave me some weird side effects (lethargy, chest tightness, anxiety).

All effects: Any medication can have side effects- if you need a simple diuretic ask your pcp to prescribe low dose chlorthalidone- if you cannot tolerate it, you are probably sensitive to the entire class of diuretics. ...Read more

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Only done irbesartan 300mgs with/without diuretic. Norvasc (amlodipine) alone didn't work. Metoprolol 25mgs. Side effects. Doc says we're out of options! Help!

Only done irbesartan 300mgs with/without diuretic. Norvasc (amlodipine) alone didn't work. Metoprolol 25mgs. Side effects. Doc says we're out of options! Help!

There are more: There are more choices. Nevertheless, if you are having a hard time controlling BP make sure to check your renal arteries with an mra. And also look for secondary causes of htn. ...Read more

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What effects can whey protein, niacin, and fish oil have on weight loss?

What effects can whey protein, niacin, and fish oil have on weight loss?

None....: That I'm aware of. Exercise, low fat diet with plenty of fruits & veggies while limiting products that contain processed sugars. ...Read more

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What are the most effective diuretics?

What are the most effective diuretics?

Many: Commin ones are ladix, hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) chlorthalidone, bumex. Effectiveness is measured by what you are trying to treat (htn vs edema). ...Read more

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What are some examples of natural diuretics?

What are some examples of natural diuretics?

Natural diuretic: Dandelion, corn sylk, beer, there are more but your needs may be specific depending on age status and medical issues the German Pharmacopea may be a helpful resorce ...Read more

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What is the best diuretic?

What is the best diuretic?

The one that works:): Thiazide (HCTZ, Dyazide) are weak diuretics but a very good medicine to start treating Hypertension.
When stronger diuretics are needed, the choice is "loop" diuretics (furosemide, torsemide, bumetanide), used more frequently for edema, fluid overload and heart failure. ...Read more

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What is the best diuretic?

What is the best diuretic?

No one best diuretic: The best diuretic is one that pulls off the most fluid. The stronger the diuretic the more likely one will face other complications such as low potassium, sodium, or magnesium levels. Metolazone is perhaps single most potent oral diuretic, but I use with great caution b/c can mess with electrolyte balance (mentioned above) in profound way. Furosemide (Lasix) and bumetanide are other potent ones ...Read more

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Is metotrolol/ 25 mg a diuretic?

Is metotrolol/ 25 mg a diuretic?

No: Metoprolol is a beta-blocker medication (these medicines end in -olol). They block the effects of adrenaline. They are not diuretics however sometimes thay are combined in the same pill with a diuretic (for example tenoretic which is the combination of atenolol and chlorthalidone). ...Read more

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Is tea a diuretic?

Some: Caffeinated teas can act as diuretics. Dark teas are generally caffeine rich. ...Read more

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Are water and glucose considered diuretics?

Are water and glucose considered diuretics?

No: If you have diabetes, a high blood sugar will spill over into your urine and cause osmotic diuresis (i.e., it will act like a diuretic), but this is a disease process and doesn't occur in non - diabetic people. Water is never a diuretic but the more you drink, the more you'll urinate (the water has to go somewhere!). ...Read more

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