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Doctor insights on: What Drugs Work As A Diuretic

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If patient was under diuresis with heavy diuretics in medical sedation wouldn't it be hard to find drugs taken 48hrs prior?

No: The metabolites will be available in the urine in trace but measurable quantities. The exact duration of detectability depends on the exact drug being measured. ...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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How do water pills (diuretics) work to lower blood pressure?

How do water pills (diuretics) work to lower blood pressure?

Diuresis: They act on the tubular part of the microscopic nephron in the kidney which filters out water and prevents reabsorption of that water in various parts of the tubule. Then this return blood deprived of water again circulates through the skin releases a plasma and it is avid for water and sucks it back. ...Read more

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Would alcohol work against florinef (fludrocortisone) since it's a diuretic?

Would alcohol work against florinef (fludrocortisone) since it's a diuretic?

Florinef (fludrocortisone): Why are you on Florinef (fludrocortisone)? Alcohol is indeed a weak diuretic but is dose dependent. There is more than one indication for the use of Florinef (fludrocortisone), including low BP, Hihg K. But long term issue is best avoided. So in summary if you are talking it for low BP, indeed avoid Alcohol. ...Read more

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When treating someone who has CHF with the drug orencia (abatacept) are any diuretics be given?

When treating someone who has CHF with the drug orencia (abatacept) are any diuretics be given?

Depends: Each patient is an individual... Care has to matched to each case. No generalizations are appropriate without knowing the case. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fluid and electrolyte disorders other than taking diuretics and reducing sodium in my diet. Nothing seems to work?

What is the best treatment for fluid and electrolyte disorders other than taking diuretics and reducing sodium in my diet. Nothing seems to work?

< 2000 mg sodium/day: There are many fluid and electrolyte disorders out there, but it sounds like you may be having trouble with edema? Diuretics and sodium restriction are cornerstones to treating edema, however there may be other issues at play. You should have your kidney, heart, and liver function checked, so follow up with your doctor who can provide more directed care. Read food labels! Sodium is everywhere! ...Read more

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Why am i gaining weight when i don't eat much? I was told I had brawney enema, my doctor won't give me diuretics, and the store ones won't work

Why am i gaining weight when i don't eat much? I was told I had brawney enema, my doctor won't give me diuretics, and the store ones won't work

Edema: It can be related to your heart not being able to keep up and the fluid backs up into your legs. You should also make sure some has checked your thyroid hormone panel. HYPOTHYROIDISM can also present with edema. The weight gain is from the fluid retention. You need further diagnostic tests and cut the salt out of your diet. ...Read more

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How does an? Ace inhibitor work as a? Anti hypertensive and also act as a diuretic?

How does an? Ace inhibitor work as a? Anti hypertensive and also act as a diuretic?

Vasodilatation: Ace inhibitors block an enzyme in the body and result in vasodilatation (relaxing the blood vessels) and thus lower the blood pressure. They are not diuretics, but can be combined in a pill with diuretics. ...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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Only done irbesartan 300mgs with/without diuretic. Norvasc (amlodipine) alone didn't work. Metoprolol 25mgs . Side effects. Doc says we're out of options! Help!

Only done irbesartan 300mgs with/without diuretic. Norvasc (amlodipine) alone didn't work. Metoprolol 25mgs . Side effects. Doc says we're out of options! Help!

There are more: There are more choices. Nevertheless, if you are having a hard time controlling BP make sure to check your renal arteries with a mra. And also look for secondary causes of htn. ...Read more

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Resistant BP stays at 160/80 despite micardis 20, bystolic (nebivolol) 10. Norvasc 5-10 mg works but get leg edema. Imdur raises bp to 180. Diuretics? Ckd patient

Resistant BP stays at 160/80 despite micardis 20, bystolic (nebivolol) 10. Norvasc 5-10 mg works but get leg edema. Imdur raises bp to 180. Diuretics? Ckd patient

Diuretics for HTN: Hypertension which is not uncontrolled on 2 drugs often needs a diuretic. There is sometimes fear that diuretics will worsen kidney function, but in fact BP control is especially important for patients with kidney disease. A very low salt diet will help. See "Loop Diuretics are Most Appropriate for Hypertension Treatment in Chronic Kidney Disease" J Am Soc Hypertension 2016. ...Read more

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How do diuretic drugs affect the urinary excretion of chlorine and potassium?

How do diuretic drugs affect the urinary excretion of chlorine and potassium?

Promote: Virtually all diuretics promote excretion of potassium. Chlorine follows passively to maintain electrical neutrality. ...Read more

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If sodium is low will lasik water pill work. 40 mg does not seem to be working.

If sodium is low will lasik water pill work.  40 mg does not seem to be working.

Talk to you MD: There are several reasons for low sodium. You need to discuss this with a physician to get some more testing and you should be examined. Lasix (furosemide) could be harmful in some cases and may lower your sodium more. ...Read more

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I have a swollen abdomen due to water retention for years and take a water pill daily, but they do not seem to work that well of late. What to do next?

I have a swollen abdomen due to water retention for years and take a water pill daily, but they do not seem to work that well of late. What to do next?

Need to find reason: Fluid in the abdominal cavity is called ascites. There are many reasons for ascites, some related to malignant reasons, most to benign but serious causes, such as heart, liver and kidney failure. While diuretics (water pills) can improve the amount of ascites, it is critical to find out the underlying reason and address that. See your physician for further testing. ...Read more

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Have stage 4 breast cancer, retaining lot of water from chemo drugs, along with water pill, what's the quickest way to get rid of all the extra water?

Have stage 4 breast cancer, retaining lot of water from chemo drugs, along with water pill, what's the quickest way to get rid of all the extra water?

Ask your oncologist: Fluid retention is typically not caused by chemotherapy (with rare exceptions). Are you taking a steroid pre-medication? This is often the case when taking Taxanes like Docetaxel or Paclitaxel. In that case fluid retention should go away as soon as you stop steroid use. If chemo like Docetaxel is causing you increasing amount of swelling, ask you oncologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have an infected sore on my leg for two weeks I take two heart pills a water pill three inhalers 120units of humalog (insulin lispro) 500 r tid tried neosporn and triple antibactic and did not work I'm an uncontrolled diabec

I have an infected sore on my leg for two weeks I take two heart pills a water pill three inhalers 120units of humalog (insulin lispro) 500 r tid tried neosporn and triple antibactic and did not work I'm an uncontrolled diabec

I : I am assuming that you used a topical triple antibiotic. Due to having uncontrolled diabetes, you should see your doctor. If you have swelling around it, tenderness, redness, swelling of the extremity, red streaks, fevers — all of these are reasons to get prompt medical care. ...Read more

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What is the best diuretic?

What is the best diuretic?

The one that works:): Thiazide (HCTZ, Dyazide) are weak diuretics but a very good medicine to start treating Hypertension.
When stronger diuretics are needed, the choice is "loop" diuretics (furosemide, torsemide, bumetanide), used more frequently for edema, fluid overload and heart failure. ...Read more

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Side effects of diuretics?

Side effects of diuretics?

Dehydration: The main function of diuretics is to increase the output of urine, thereby helping to manage high blood pressure. As a side effect of their chronic use, excess amounts of electrolytes can be lost in the urine leading to low levels of potassium, sodium, potassium. Calcium and magnesium levels can also be impaired. Some diuretics may cause the blood sugar to be elevated in diabetics. ...Read more

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What is the best diuretic?

What is the best diuretic?

No one best diuretic: The best diuretic is one that pulls off the most fluid. The stronger the diuretic the more likely one will face other complications such as low potassium, sodium, or magnesium levels. Metolazone is perhaps single most potent oral diuretic, but I use with great caution b/c can mess with electrolyte balance (mentioned above) in profound way. Furosemide (Lasix) and bumetanide are other potent ones ...Read more

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Is metotrolol/ 25 mg a diuretic?

Is metotrolol/ 25 mg a diuretic?

No: Metoprolol is a beta-blocker medication (these medicines end in -olol). They block the effects of adrenaline. They are not diuretics however sometimes thay are combined in the same pill with a diuretic (for example tenoretic which is the combination of atenolol and chlorthalidone). ...Read more

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Will a diuretic cause weight lose?

Will a diuretic cause weight lose?

Yes, but then we: Hydrate we put the fluids back on. To lose weight : eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2. Cfm. ...Read more

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Do diuretics used for cfh lead to thirst?

Do diuretics used for cfh lead to thirst?

No: The diuretics don't lead to thirst. Thirst is caused by vasopressin — a hormone that is activated in heart failure. Thirst often interferes with the recommendations of keeping fluid intake to less than 1.5 – 2 liters per day. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using a diuretic?

What are the benefits of using a diuretic?

Diuretics: Read this:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/diuretics/art-20048129

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When I start takeinga diuretic will i getfat?

You won't: Diuretics make you lose more water and electrolyte through the kidney, which make you to lose weight not gain weight. But it's not a fat loss it's just water. ...Read more

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Water Pill (Definition)

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