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I Have Lupus And A Water Pill Caused Me To Have Less Pain Why Is That
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
My ankles have been really swollen for weeks now. My Bp pill with water pill built In does not seem to be working. What could b cause?
Many things: high there - swollen legs (also known as edema in the legs), and be caused by a range of conditions ranging from failure of the heart to pump correctly, kidney disease, liver disease, low protein in the blood, blood clots, etc. You need to see the doctor. And, you are on a low dose of water pill, so you may need a higher dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Generally yes: Hard to answer without knowing the precise medication prescribed, but most diuretics are safe for daily use. Some may require intermittent lab monitoring to prevent electrolyte imbalance, however. ...Read more
Hallo I am on a water pill now for 3 months bud now i get cramps can it be the los of water? And what can I do to get rut of the cramps?Thank you !
Maybe: Diuretics can cause cramps but your's is a very mild one. I presume it's hot in s. Africa this time of year - are you dehydrated? Do you need the diuretic during your summer? If it's for bp, perhaps a different medicine could be used. Tonic water and muscle stretching exercises can help cramps in general. ...Read more
My baby is 11 months old and ive been slowly weening, she feeds in thr morning and night.. Im not losing weight. Can i start taking diet or water pill?
Start taking fewer..: If in general good health, a woman can just start taking fewer calories. Losing weight is about math. Calories IN must be fewer than calories USED, in order to lose weight. If calories IN are even 100 more than calories used each day, a woman will notice her weight increasing. First, avoid sugars and simple (white, plain) starches. Also avoid drinks with sugar or cream. Good luck! No pills needed. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on why you are taking a water pill. Some patients with chronic kidney disease need a diuretic such as lasix (furosemide) to encourage or help the kidney make urine. Your symptoms may be indicative of kidney malfunction which is a common treatable problem-see your doctor for follow up! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More restroom time: Other than a marked increase in awareness of where restrooms are located after taking lasix, (furosemide) the biggest side effect profile to monitor would be that if the medication works too well, you may urinate out too much of your electrolytes, and result in a low potassium level. Also, too much diuresis may result in alteration of your kidney function. This is why periodic lab monitoring is important. ...Read more
Using diurex?: Before you take diurex (d), discuss it with your physician (p). Your blood pressure may be well controlled on Lisinopril (l). If it is, you need not take d. If not, perhaps you p could increase your dose of l to its maximum. It is rarely a good idea to take any medicine to lower your BP without your p's knowledge and consent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc: You should check with your doc unless you are suicidal. ...Read more
Diurex: It depends upon the type of test. What drug test you are talking about? ...Read more
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