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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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Are any of these meds diuretics: Prednisone, Phenergan, (promethazine) Lomotil, Bentyl? I take them together and after a couple hours, I have to pee every 10 minutes

Are any of these meds diuretics: Prednisone, Phenergan, (promethazine) Lomotil, Bentyl? I take them together and after a couple hours, I have to pee every 10 minutes

Not diuretics: These medications are not diuretics. If you urinate every 10 minutes, urinary tract infection has to be ruled out. See your doctor. Bentyl (dicyclomine) has anticholinergic side effects and might be responsible for urinary disturbances, usually difficulty to start urination. ...Read more

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What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.

What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.

Inflammation: Sounds like inflammation. Must search for cause. Rule out food sensitivity. About 10 percent of population can be sensitive to nightshades, about 30-40 percent can be sensitive to gluten and casein. Other more common food sensitivities include soy, corn, beef, etc. Consider food elimination for at least 2-3 months. Leigh wagner, rd is a good dietitian who can help by phone: 913-588-6208. ...Read more

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Should I take a water pill, after taking prednisone, for asthma flaring up, because its making me fat and puffy lookin, even though I already pee alot?

Should I take a water pill, after taking prednisone, for asthma flaring up, because its making me fat and puffy lookin, even though I already pee alot?

No: Prednisone often increases one's appetite and steers the body towards producing more fat. Although some may retain sodium (thus water) because of prednisone, this is not a major cause for your weight gain. Most people with asthma do not need Prednisone as a controller drug today. Suggest you consult an allergist. After you can get off of prednisone, you'll have a better chance to lose the weight. ...Read more

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The only med that's helps me breath c.o.p.d is prednisone have been on 2 weeks side effects way to bad need something that works same for inflamation.

The only med that's helps me breath c.o.p.d is prednisone have been on 2 weeks side effects way to bad need something that works same for inflamation.

Yes: There are a few different classes of medication that work on inflammation and are used as long term medications. Would discuss with your doctor regarding which medication is right for you. Also need to make sure you are taking your medication correctly. Inhaler medications can be tricky to use. ...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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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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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?

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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more