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Felt like I almost passed out after taking diuretic. Will stopping it help?

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

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 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. ?

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

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Is it dangerous to stop taking a diuretic if you have congestive heart failure and high blood pressure and edema in legs?

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 more

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When I take a diuretic I get really bad leg cramps. Should I stop or switch?

When I take a diuretic I get really bad leg cramps. Should I stop or switch?

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 more

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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?

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?

Controversial: The role of betahistine is controversial. Whereas still used in europe, it is no longer used in the United States, or is very scarcely. If a low salt diet an diuretic is not helping abate the vertigo attacks, you likely need greater intervention. ...Read more

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Am i restricted from certain fluids while taking a diuretic?

Am i restricted from certain fluids while taking a diuretic?

Thanks for asking!: If you are on diuretics then your total fluid restriction should be < 1 to 1.5 l per day. This applied to all kinds of fluids. Salt containing fluids/beverages are completely restricted. ...Read more

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When does diuretic start showing its effect after taking tablet?

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

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How can I eventually get off my b.P. Med. I'm taking a diuretic?

How can I eventually get off my b.P. Med.  I'm taking a diuretic?

Improve lifestyle: A person with mild high blood pressure and on one medication might be able to get off the medication. He can work with his doctor to find a proper diet and an ideal weight. A long-term exercise program such as distance running, swimming, and biking can lower baseline blood pressure and heart rate. He should be happy, without anger or anxiety problems. Add a little luck and he may get off medicine. ...Read more

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I need an diuretic! But I don't what would be good for me to take. I want something I can mix in a smoothie or eat. Please and Thank you?

Diuretic: Why do you need a diuretic? Did you decide this or did your physician? If your physician told you this then let your physician advise you what is appropriate. If you decided this........... questionable. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight from taking a diuretic?

Can you lose weight from taking a diuretic?

Water weight: If there is not a medical indication for a diuretic then please don't use one. Reliance on diuretics and laxatives is a very slippery slope. ...Read more

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How to prevent kidneys problem? I am taking diuretic- hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25mg

How to prevent  kidneys problem? I am taking diuretic- hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 25mg

WHAT PROBLEMS?: What kidney problems are you trying to prevent? Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) is a diuretic which stimulates your kidneys to remove fluid from your blood via potassium. If you are taking to help control blood pressure, a better choice of kidney protective blood pressure medications would be an ace- inhibitor such as lisinopril, particularly if you are diabetic. ...Read more

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Mvrin 2006, operated due2heart leekage in1965, 1995 stent, takingwarfarin, diuretic 5mg, hepc, cirohsis pulserate130-142, taking metropolol 25mg twice.Advice?

Fast heart abnormal: A heart rate at rest of 130-140 is not normal and can cause bigger problems if not treated. You should see your doctor and get an ekg so your heart rhythm abnormality can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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How can I lose only 2 pounds when taking my first diuretic? Thought I had more water weight than that.

How can I lose only 2 pounds when taking my first diuretic? Thought I had more water weight than that.

Diuretics: Diuretics are not effective medications for weight loss. They are intended for persons who have conditions that cause them to retain excess fluid, such as certain heart or kidney problems. If a person without these problems takes diuretics, what happens is that the diuretics pull fluid out of the circulation system, making you feel faint and dizzy, and then the fluid comes right back. ...Read more

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Are loop duiretics directly tied to tinnitus? What are my options with diuretics since i already have the t. Diagnosis?

Are loop duiretics directly tied to tinnitus? What are my options with diuretics since i already have the t. Diagnosis?

Sometimes: Loop diuretics can cause tinnitus but usually only in very high doses. Patient compliance with blood pressure medication is always a concern and if you are concerned about this medication and your coexistent diagnosis of tinnitus, then discuss with your physician other options for blood pressure control if applicable. You could also see an ENT physician to help with tinnitus. ...Read more

Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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Loss Of Consciousness (Definition)

Unconsciousness is a state of being unresponsive to stimuli, and unaware. People who faint are temporarily unconscious, and people in a coma are in a ...Read more