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What is a loop diuretic?

What is a loop diuretic?

Loop diuretic: A loop diuretic is a blood pressure medicine that acts on the kidney, specifically the loop of henley to decrease fluid resorption. This results in reduced blood volume and with that decreased blood pressure. A side effect of these meds is that they can cause potassium wasting. ...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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Why loop diuretic give befor breakfast?

Why loop diuretic give befor breakfast?

Best time to: Ideally patients are instructed to take a diuretic, loop/thiazide or potassium sparing, in the morning. The reason being revolves around their mechanisms of action, which cause a patient to urinate. It is better that someone urinate throughout the day and much less so at night, so that he/she can sleep. ...Read more

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Do diuretics decrease the effectiveness of pain medications?

No: Diuretics do not reduce the effectiveness of pain medications. However, prolonged use of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds such as ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, (naproxen) etc) and diuretics need careful monitoring of kidney function as they can cause acute kidney injury. ...Read more

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Is it usual for a patient to be on three different medications that are diuretics?

Not usual: But could be possible. If you have concerns about the drug regimen you should contact your prescriber. ...Read more

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How to take diuretics - it's for a working with medication essay. E.g. when orally, is it tablet of liquid form?

See below: Diuretics, since they stimulate urination, should always be taken early in the day. If twice a day is necessary, the 2nd dose should be no later than dinner time. Oral use us with pills. Furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide are not available as liquids but can be crushed for ng tube use. The IV route is appropriate for acute congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, or hypertensive crisis. ...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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Heart medication question. What happens in heat if on diuretic?

Increase H2O or redu: You have to compensate the water loss via sweat due to excess heat by either increase oral replacement of water/fluids, or reduce/stop the diuretic, or u may need to do both depending on severity of heat and duration of exposure. It is a rather complicated balance and u must do that diligently or you may get in trouble with dehydration or fluid overload. Use a weight-scale. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why can I not take any high blood pressure medication without a diuretic?

Why can I not take any high blood pressure medication without a diuretic?

You can: Talk with your doctor about medications called ACE inhibiotors or angiotensin receptor blockers. They are equally good at treating high blood pressure and are not in the diuretic class. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the best blood pressure medication for african americans? I'm using diuretic but its still elevated

What is the best blood pressure medication for african americans? I'm using diuretic but its still elevated

What else on menu?: Depends on what other items are on your menu. Heart failure too? Think about beta blockers or ace inhibitors. Diabetes too? Ace inhibitors/arbs. If you don't have heart failure or diabetes, then certain blood pressure rx that may work better: diuretics [you're taking that already], long-acting dhp calcium channel blocker [like amlodipine], or ace inhibitor/arbs. Lots of choices on your menu! ...Read more

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How long do hypertension medications (diuretics vs ACE inhibitors vs Ca channel blockers vs etc.) take to achieve full effect?

How long do hypertension medications (diuretics vs ACE inhibitors vs Ca channel blockers vs etc.) take to achieve full effect?

Hours to weeks: The oral medications for treating high blood pressure start to work as soon as they are absorbed and the full effect of a single dose occurs within hours. Most blood pressure drugs sustain the reduction in BP for 24 hours so they can be taken once daily. When starting medication or changing dose there may be some further blood pressure reduction over the next several weeks. ...Read more

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My diuretic blood pressure medication makes me lose memory, cause weakness and headache, why does this happens?

My diuretic blood pressure medication makes me lose memory, cause weakness and headache, why does this happens?

Diuretic side effect: HCTZ can cause sodium depletion, potassium depletion, relative water imbalances, and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) retention. These changes can cause your symptoms. Blood work is needed. Is yourBP still high or does drop too low? ...Read more

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When someone takes lithium as medication he has side effects of dry mouth and polyuria for treating those symptoms he is given diuretic. How come?

When someone takes lithium as medication he has side effects of dry mouth and polyuria for treating those symptoms he is given diuretic. How come?

Diabetes insipidus: One side effect of lithium is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. If this was diagnosed correctly, one treatment option is a diuretic.Mechanism is unknown but it is thought that this will "confuse" the kidneys into retaining more fluids thereby alleviating the polyuria. ...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

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If patient was under diuresis with heavy diuretics in medical sedation wouldn't it be hard to find drugs taken 48hrs prior?

No: The metabolites will be available in the urine in trace but measurable quantities. The exact duration of detectability depends on the exact drug being measured. ...Read more

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How do thiazides reduce calcium excretion through urine? And how do loop diuretics increase the excretion of calcium through urine?

How do thiazides reduce calcium excretion through urine? And how do loop diuretics increase the excretion of calcium through urine?

You're right: They do exactly what you said: thiazides reduce urinary calcium excretion and are good for stone formers; loop diuretics increase it and are good for people with hyperparathyroidism and hypercalcemia. The mechanism is complicated. Unless you're taking an exam, this is sufficient information. ...Read more

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My BP has been around 137/73. 76 pulse. Would I need to start thinking about medication and what is the best. I do have a water pill. 25?

My BP has been around 137/73. 76 pulse. Would I need to start thinking about medication and what is the best. I do have a water pill. 25?

Family practice: Your BP and hr seem normal. If you don't have any other cardiac risk factors you may just continue your diuretic alone. It actually helps lower your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about loop diuretics, analgesices, atb, arbs, ccbs, ACE inhibitors etc?

Can you tell me about loop diuretics, analgesices, atb, arbs, ccbs, ACE inhibitors etc?

Not in 400 letters!: This is too big of a question and cannot be answered in such a short format. You could ask something more specific so that we can help you. ...Read more

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When treating someone who has CHF with the drug orencia (abatacept) are any diuretics be given?

When treating someone who has CHF with the drug orencia (abatacept) are any diuretics be given?

Depends: Each patient is an individual...Care has to matched to each case. No generalizations are appropriate without knowing the case. ...Read more

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I will like to drink a glass of wine but I take blood pressure medication toporol Xl 25 and water pill 1/2 can I do this?

Of course.: Ignore all the fluff on the labels. A glass of wine with those meds is perfectly safe, reasonable, enjoyable and may improve your longevity. ...Read more

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Which of the diuretics (thiazide, loop, potassium sparing) if you were to choose just one may be the best overall to treat hbp?

Which of the diuretics (thiazide, loop, potassium sparing) if you were to choose just one may be the best overall to treat hbp?

Depends: On multiple issues including kidney function. Certain diuretics work better with certain levels of kidney function/dysfunction. In general a thiazide is preferred as first line and particularly Chlorthalidone as it is long acting and potent. See your doctor for specifics as kidney function and potassium levels need to be followed. ...Read more

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How do diuretic drugs affect the urinary excretion of chlorine and potassium?

How do diuretic drugs affect the urinary excretion of chlorine and potassium?

Promote: Virtually all diuretics promote excretion of potassium. Chlorine follows passively to maintain electrical neutrality. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's better to take diuretics at day or night?

Diuretics: There isn't a one answer fits everybody. If you don't like getting up at night to urinate, taking diuretics in daytime is usually a good idea. For some individuals, taking the medication at night may be a better idea however. ...Read more

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When I start takeinga diuretic will I getfat?

You won't: Diuretics make you lose more water and electrolyte through the kidney, which make you to loose weight not gain weight. But it's not a fat loss it's just water. ...Read more

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