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I have lupus and a water pill caused me to have less pain. Why is that?

I have lupus and a water pill caused me to have less pain. Why is that?

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 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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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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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?

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 more

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What is a water pill use for?

What is a water pill use for?

Water pills: Water pills are primarily used for swollen ankles and high blood pressure, however they are also used to loose weight. They cause you to urinate more frequently which decreases fluids in your body. ...Read more

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Water pill for fluid on lungs?

Yes: Diuretics are used frequently for "fluid on lungs". The cause of this finding however should be diagnosed and treated as well since diuretic therapy is not always going to treat the underlying problem. ...Read more

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Is it bad if i'm taking a strong water pill and not peeing?

Is it bad if i'm taking a strong water pill and not peeing?

Yes: If you are on a diuretic (= "strong water pill") such as lasix, (furosemide) or zaroxylyn for instance, and not "peeing", that is not a good sign. Either you are very intravascularly volume depleted, and/or become intolerant to the said diuretic. You need to see your MD asap and/or the prescribing doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take water pill while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take water pill while breastfeeding?

Depends on which one: Hydrochlorothiazide, triamterene, & Amiloride do not cause birth defects per some studies. Older studies raised concerns that thiazide diuretics might cause thrombocytopenia, but subsequent studies have shown that there is no decrease in platelets. Altho diuretics do affect the plasma volume expansion of normal pregnancy, this has not been correlated with a negative effect on fetal growth. [nih]. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious allergy to toradol, can I take a water pill?

What to do if I have serious allergy to toradol, can I take a water pill?

Question unclear: Toradol is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain reliever.Taking a 'water pill' would likely have no effect on an allergic reaction.Anti-histamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help-but if the allergy is 'severe' you risk anaphylaxis w/asphyxiation or a Stevens-Johnson type reaction, among others.Seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY if you have taken Toradol & are swelling, having difficulty breathing, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Michaels
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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Water Pill (Definition)

Water pill or diuretics are a kind of heart ...Read more