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Will an over-the-counter diuretic replace the hct?

Will an over-the-counter diuretic replace the hct?

OTC: Hydrochlorothiazide has years of scientific data supporting its use for its approved indications. For an OTC medication, that usually is not the case. It is unlikely HCT will become an otc medication. ...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 you take a over the counter diuretic and your a hydrochlorothiazide?

Can you take a over the counter diuretic and your a hydrochlorothiazide?

Could be risky: You could end up losing more fluids than is healthy. If you don't believe your hydrocholorothiazide is working effectively than would discuss with your treating provider. ...Read more

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Over the counter diuretic? Fluid around the heart. What do I take?

Here are some...: For someone with fluid around the heart, the use of OTC diuretic would be probably not effective and helpful enough. Hence, go to be evaluated for assuring the diagnosis first before treating it. How to do these safely & correctly? Follow suggestions in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Lost my health insurance & looking for a good over-the-counter diuretic alternative for dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) (triam/hctz).?

Lost my health insurance & looking for a good over-the-counter diuretic alternative for dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) (triam/hctz).?

OTC: In the us, there are no over-the counter diuretics. However, diuretics are priced very cheaply as most are generics, and most are included on 90-day drug lists at target, walmart, rite aid, etc. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter water pill?

No: And for good reasons. Unsupervised use is dangerous. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter water pill that I buy before I state my weight loss program? I really need to do that or master cleanse.

Is there any over-the-counter water pill that I buy before I state my weight loss program? I really need to do that or master cleanse.

Oh my, diuretics are: Not the right way to start a weight loss program. Often, this can lead to laxatives, then inducing emesis, starvation or over- exercising. I would encourage you to drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day (not diuresing off your fluids). ...Read more

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Why does the over the counter water pill with aleve (naproxen) make me gain water weight instead of losing it? I stopped taking it and now im in the bathrm a lot

●Kidney damage – Using NSAIDs, even for a short time, can harm the kidneys. They are especially risky in people who already have kidney disease.: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs inhibit renal prostaglandin synthesis and can exacerbate edema in patients with underlying heart failure or cirrhosis SEE: 62.Clive DM, Stoff JS. Renal syndromes associated with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. N Engl J Med 1984; 310:563.
I am unaware of an OTC diuretic on the market-please enlighten. ...Read more

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What is the most effective OTC diuretic/h20 pill to eliminate retained fliud caused by pitting edema?

What is the most effective OTC diuretic/h20 pill to eliminate retained fliud caused by pitting edema?

Restrict salt: Edema can result from hypertension and heart failure; if your BP is 125/80 or less, and you have no heart problem or leg vein problem, then go to the following article on otc diuretics: http://progressivehealth. Hubpages. Com/hub/otc-diuretics-and-edema

also, restrict your salt intake to avoid edema. ...Read more

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Is a diuretic effective as an antihypertensive?

Is a diuretic effective as an antihypertensive?

Yes: In fact, diuretics are one of the first line medications for patients newly diagnosed with hypertension according to many guidelines. Of course, you need to discuss the risks and benefits of any medication treatment with your doctor. ...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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Which is the most safest, effective, popular, and least side effect class BP medicine used long terms: ccb, bb, diuretics, arb, ACE or other. Thanks.?

Which is the most safest, effective, popular, and least side effect class BP medicine used long terms: ccb, bb, diuretics, arb, ACE or other. Thanks.?

Cannot answer: That cannot be answered. All of these classes of anti-hypertensives have side effects. It all depends on your other co-morbidities, your other medications for all other conditions, response to individual classes of medications, and side effects you may display to a class of medication based on genetics. ...Read more

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Metrpolol for high pulse rate but not very effective. Resting pul rate is 130. Bp on lower side. Taking diuretic 5mg also. Any other alternative?

Metrpolol for high pulse rate but not very effective. Resting pul rate is 130. Bp on lower side. Taking diuretic 5mg also. Any other alternative?

See your doctor: Metoprolol lowers resting heart rate and blunts the response of heart rate to exercise, anemia, fever, hyperthyroidism and other conditions.
You may have to discuss it with your md as your dose may be too low, you may be dehydrated or have other co morbidities (infection/sepsis/thyroid/arrhythmias/anemia/ etc)
check it out. ...Read more

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Do furosemide & torsemide have the same SE? Is their a diuretic that doesn't cause as much Na loss yet is still effective or is Na just supplemented?

Do furosemide & torsemide have the same SE? Is their a diuretic that doesn't cause as much Na loss yet is still effective or is Na just supplemented?

Yes: Torsemide and furosemide are both loop diuretics. Different diuretics work on different parts of the nephron (kidney system) and hence have different side effects. Depending on why your MD decided to put u on a loop diuretic (strong med) u ought to discuss and see if u can be switched to a gentler one (aldactone) etc. ...Read more

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I'm perimenopausal, I take an OTC diuretic daily, is this safe? I suffer from bloat and water retention all the time.

See your PCP: You need to be followed by your PCP to make sure you are not getting an imbalance in your serum chemistries or electrolytes. ...Read more

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Which prescription diuretic would you recommend when OTC ones don't work for menstrual bloat? Without a "caffeine affect".

None: There are better options for menstrual cycle control and PMS symptoms than diuretics. Birth control pills, Nuvaring, the patch and Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD are a few examples and are less dangerous than diuretics ...Read more

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Would a natural diuretic (e.g. dandelion root) be effective for SIADH (syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone)?

Would a natural diuretic (e.g. dandelion root) be effective for SIADH (syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone)?

Dandelion root: The simple answer is NO!

Please go online to "WebMD" and look for dandelion root.
You will learn a lot and make up your own mind to decide if it is a good idea or not.

Don't forget costs. ...Read more

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I'm taking OTC caffeine/diuretic for competition; also Imodium (loperamide) for the loose stools it cause. Is that counterproductive? Can I take both at same time?

I'm taking OTC caffeine/diuretic for competition; also Imodium (loperamide) for the loose stools it cause. Is that counterproductive? Can I take both at same time?

Yes and Yes.: Doesn't sound like diarrhea will help you in your competition at all. Best to not take either and get plenty of rest and be well-prepared. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a OTC Potassium to take daily? I take three diuretics daily for high blood pressure and occasionally furosemide for water retention.

Can you recommend a OTC Potassium to take daily? I take three diuretics daily for high blood pressure and occasionally furosemide for water retention.

You should have: Your potassium level checked before you start oral replacement, because some diuretics can cause elevated potassium levels while others can deplete it. ...Read more

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I am currently taking benicar-hct 40 12.5. Due to change in insurance I can't afford to fill prescriptions. Can I change to Benicar (olmesartan) w/OTc water pill?

I am currently taking benicar-hct 40 12.5. Due to change in insurance I can't afford to fill prescriptions. Can I change to Benicar (olmesartan) w/OTc water pill?

Follow close w/ doc: This is probably reasonable however I would recommend your be evaluated more frequently with your doctor until you both are sure this change is reasonable, ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...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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Water Pill (Definition)

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