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Why are thiazide diuretics used in diabetes insipidus?

Why are thiazide diuretics used in diabetes insipidus?

Paradox: Thiazides paradoxically reduce the amount of urine the kidneys produce in the nephrogenic form of di. Thiazides are not used in the central form. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Hydrochlorothiazide (Definition)

This is a diuretic often used to treat high blood pressure. It can be used alone or often in combination with ...Read more


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My HDL is 38. Is there any supplement available to increase the HDL numbers? Currently on thiazide 25mg and Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 mg.

My HDL is 38. Is there any supplement available to increase the HDL numbers? Currently on thiazide 25mg and Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 mg.

Hdl: Exercise, weight loss, smoking cessation, and substitution of monounsaturated for saturated fatty acids all can raise hdl-cholesterol. Medication to raise HDL alone is generally not recommended but in high risk gp, nicotinic acid ( vitamin b 3 as a supplement if you like to use ) can be given or Gemfibrozil ( especially people with high triglycerides too). ...Read more

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Safe to have caffeine wile on thiazide?

Safe to have caffeine wile on thiazide?

No contraindication: There are no drug interactions or contraindications to combining caffeine and thiazide diuretics. However, caffeine is a diuretic as well, so you should be wary of your fluid/volume status when combining the two. ...Read more

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Could taking thiazide affect your A1c test results?

Could taking thiazide affect your A1c test results?

In a way, yes: Diazide worsens control of diabetes and may raise blood sugar level and indirectly raise a1c levels. The drug diazide does not directly affect the assay for a1c. See this site for more information on side effects of diazide. http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/54/2/196.full. ...Read more

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Why thiazides diuretics contraindication with impaired renal failure ?

Why thiazides diuretics contraindication with impaired renal failure ?

Thiazides in CKD: Thiazides are not contraindicated in renal failure for any medical reason. They are not used as they are ineffective of making patients urinate. Patients with chronic kidney disease are placed on loop diuretics which are able to evoke a diuretic response in patients with it. Patients on dialysis are given these drugs when they still have residual renal function so they can eliminate urine. ...Read more

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Resubmit #: is there a thiazide diuretic medication(s) that does not raise glucose levels?

Resubmit #: is there a thiazide diuretic medication(s) that does not raise glucose levels?

Glucose: We keep learning that more of our meds cause some elevation of glucose. I am unaware of any members of the thiazides family that don't cause this. The long term importance of this effect is not certain. ...Read more

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1.Are there any surgical procedures to remove the uric acid crystals? 2. Is thiazide induced gout reversible ?

1.Are there any surgical procedures to remove the uric acid crystals?  2. Is thiazide induced gout reversible ?

Yes: Collections of gout crystals are called tophi. They can be removed surgically if your circulation is adequate. Thiazide is a diuretic. By removing water in your system you in effect increase the concentration of uric acid in the blood. This caused the gouty attack. ...Read more

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How come thiazides are called low ceiling diuretics?

Low ceiling: Who calls thiazides 'low ceiling' diuretics. This is a new term for me. Why not ask whoever gave you that terminology. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hctz (Definition)

HCTZ is a thiazide agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more


Thiazide Drug (Definition)

Thiazide agents are a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more