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What Diuretic Can Be Used With Elevated Creatinine
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
Can creatinine be falsely low in volume overloaded patient? Gained 10%, edema but crt went down from 2.2 to 1.4. Using na bicarb and weekly diuretic.
Bun/creatinine ratio = 20...Taking Diovan (valsartan) hct 160/12.5 for htn-could diuretic in BP med be affecting level?
Likely: We have a saying in laboratory medicine, "treat the patient, not the numbers." you may be a little dry from your diuretic or simply not having drunk water before the exam. Generally, there's little reason to focus on your lab numbers; look at how your medication is affecting you generally, and how you feel. ...Read more
I hav a swollen face since years. Thyroid,cortisol,creatinine all ruled out. Docs r unable to find d cause. Which diuretic can i use? Plz help!
Considerations: In a female in 20s with isolated facial swelling (angioedema) could be possible - checking CRP, ESR, C4 levels could be helpful. Unusual exposures should be evaluated (insect bites, food, etc.) for possible allergic reaction. In females with PCOS an evaluation of hormones by physician should be considered. ...Read more
What is the best blood pressure medication for african americans? Im 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Calcium level elevated...49 yr old female taking 25mg maxide diuretic. Do not eat a lot of meat or get the vit d. Is this the cause?
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