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Felt Like I Almost Passed Out After Taking Diuretic Will Stopping It Help
See doctor: See doctor who prescribed it right away. If you took one w/o a prescription, don't do that. ...Read more
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
Can i take two Lisinopril/hctz 20-25 for blood pressure instead of taking one Lisinopril 40. My body gets so bloated when i stop taking the diuretic. ?
Substitution?: You need to speak to your physician (P) about your feeling bloated when you stop taking diuretics. Your P knows you best and is the one you should ask to answer your question. You should ask about taking lisinopril 40 mg with 25 mg of HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) once/daily. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to stop taking a diuretic if you have congestive heart failure and high blood pressure and edema in legs?
Stop diuretic?: Why would one want to stop a diuretic with edema? The person in question should discuss the idea of stopping diuretics with the physician who ordered them and have the physician explain to that person why that is not a good idea. Apart from the fact that the edema will not resolve off diuretics, the person's BP will likely worsen off diuretic therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your doctor: Diuretics can certainly cause leg cramps. If they are that bad, it would be reasonable to stop taking it. But before you do that, you should really discuss it with the prescribing doctor. If the diuretic is for high bp, you want to make sure your BP is being controlled. You would likely require another medication for BP when stopping your diuretic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have menieres. I take 0.5 mg klonopin (clonazepam) 2x daily & diuretic 1 x day. Can i take betahistine 8 mg 2x day /same time to help stop the vertigo attacks?
On diuretic for 10 yrs, 3 yrs ago had SLE symps, ANA 1:1280 told to stop diuretic though did not consider DIL. On Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Can I use diuretic now?
Not enough info: The best approach is just to ask your own doctor. I will tell you that diuretics are a very uncommon cause of DIL. ...Read more
I have taken 1 niacin, and 2 b-12 dietary supplements, will this help me pass a drug test? I am also wondering if the b-12 is considered a water pill?
Diuretics: Generally speaking people with healthy guts would start seeing increased urine output in about 90-120 minutes. However with cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and possibly ascites (water in the abdomen), the oral medications may not be absorbed well since the intestinal and stomach lining may be boggy with water in which case you might need an intravenous diuretic. ...Read more