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Water Pill Causing Hematuria
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. These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more
Uncertain : Although this is not likely association, it is not clear what type of pain was improved. People that have variety of different types of pain, and the question might be more easily answered if we know exactly which pain you're having. We do not usually think of water pills causing pain relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I take meds in the morning(4:30 am) and take a water pill about 7:00am does it wash out the pills taken at 4:30 ? Can i take them all at once
Questions?: Your actual question is easy to understand; however, i'm having questions with your health hx, as shown. It shows you are 54 y/o and on birth control? Are you pre-menopausal or post-menopausal? Also, I do not see HTN as a condition; why do you take the "water pill"? Is the actual medication hydrochlorothiazide (hctz)? ...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
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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?
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
Furosemide is a potent diuretic which increases dramatically urine output in most patients. It is most frequently used in patients who are fluid overloaded such as in congestive heart failure. Potassium , sodium and magnesium can be lost in excess with the use of Furosemide and must be closely monitored. It is much stronger than other diuretics used for ...Read more
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