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Doctor insights on: Potassium Sparing Agent Water Pill Or Diuretic

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I was taking lisinipril with the water pill, but my potassium got too low and he took the water pill away. Now im retaining water feet swoll, now what?

I was taking lisinipril with the water pill, but my potassium got too low and he took the water pill away. Now im retaining water feet swoll, now what?

Retaining edema: You need to speak to your doctor about your water retention. Diuretics waste not only potassium (k) in your urine, they also waste magnesium (m). The reason why your k was low could be due to your having a low m as well. You could go back on your diuretic and take supplement k. If your m was low, you may also need m supplements. Retention of fluid is a dangerous thing. Speak to your physician asap. ...Read more

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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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What does a water pill do and how do I know if I need one?

What does a water pill do and how do I know if I need one?

Diuretics: Divided into classes by part of the kidney they act on. They are used for fluid overload as in CHF or to lower BP. There are weak diuretics like hydrochlorthiazide or stronger ones like metolazone. Consult your doctor before taking these medications. ...Read more

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Can a water pill cause your blood to get thicker?

Can a water pill cause your blood to get thicker?

Diuretic: Diuretics can change the osmolality of blood if enough water leaves the system. This could be expressed as 'thicker' blood, but we don't say that. ...Read more

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Can there be any side effects with taking lacix water pill?

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

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Is it ok to take diurex water pill (caffeine free) with lisonipril?

Is it ok to take diurex water pill (caffeine free) with lisonipril?

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 more

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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Kaochlor (Definition)

Kaochlor is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more