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Is there any over-the-counter water pill?

Is there any over-the-counter water pill?

No: And for good reasons. Unsupervised use is dangerous. ...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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Is there any over-the-counter water pill that I buy before I state my weight loss program? I really need to do that or master cleanse.

Is there any over-the-counter water pill that I buy before I state my weight loss program? I really need to do that or master cleanse.

Oh my, diuretics are: Not the right way to start a weight loss program. Often, this can lead to laxatives, then inducing emesis, starvation or over- exercising. I would encourage you to drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day (not diuresing off your fluids). ...Read more

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Why does the over the counter water pill with aleve (naproxen) make me gain water weight instead of losing it? I stopped taking it and now im in the bathrm a lot

Why does the over the counter water pill with aleve (naproxen) make me gain water weight instead of losing it? I stopped taking it and now im in the bathrm a lot

●Kidney damage – Using NSAIDs, even for a short time, can harm the kidneys. They are especially risky in people who already have kidney disease.: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs inhibit renal prostaglandin synthesis and can exacerbate edema in patients with underlying heart failure or cirrhosis SEE: 62.Clive DM, Stoff JS. Renal syndromes associated with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. N Engl J Med 1984; 310:563.
I am unaware of an OTC diuretic on the market-please enlighten. ...Read more

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I am currently taking benicar-hct 40 12.5. Due to change in insurance I can't afford to fill prescriptions. Can I change to Benicar (olmesartan) w/OTc water pill?

I am currently taking benicar-hct 40 12.5. Due to change in insurance I can't afford to fill prescriptions. Can I change to Benicar (olmesartan) w/OTc water pill?

Follow close w/ doc: This is probably reasonable however I would recommend your be evaluated more frequently with your doctor until you both are sure this change is reasonable, ...Read more

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I stopped taking amlodipine 10mg and a water pill because of dizziness and swelling, I now take atenolol and water pill. All ok, is this good?

I stopped taking amlodipine 10mg and a water pill because of dizziness and swelling, I now take atenolol and water pill. All ok, is this good?

Yes but............: For hypertesion, their there are many stews! /amlodipine is a calcium channel blocker that will cause fuild retentsion, but verapamil and diltiazem do not. If your BR is controlled, and your new regimen does not cause problems, then you are ok! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a water pill everyday!!!

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

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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?

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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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?

Family practice: Your BP and hr seem normal. If you don't have any other cardiac risk factors you may just continue your diuretic alone. It actually helps lower your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you eat bananas when on water pill?

Good idea: Banana is rich in potassium and help replenishing the potassium loss from water pill. You may need to check your potassium level from time to time though. ...Read more

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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?

Less swelling: The water pill may be making your tissues, joints, etc less swollen, and this may reduce pain. ...Read more

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Can I take water pill while breastfeeding?

Can I take water pill while breastfeeding?

+/-: Hydrochlorothiazide is considered to be probably safe for lactating women/babies. The safety of Furosemide is unknown. Perhaps some obs will also answer your question (i'm a cardiologist). ...Read more

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How come I really can't urinate on my own I have to take a water pill to urnate?

It depends: It depends on why you are taking a water pill. Some patients with chronic kidney disease need a diuretic such as lasix (furosemide) to encourage or help the kidney make urine. Your symptoms may be indicative of kidney malfunction which is a common treatable problem-see your doctor for follow up! ...Read more

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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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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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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

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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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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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Hallo I am on a water pill now for 3 months bud now I get cramps can it be the los of water? And what can I do to get rut of the cramps? Thank you!

Maybe: Diuretics can cause cramps but your's is a very mild one. I presume it's hot in s. Africa this time of year - are you dehydrated? Do you need the diuretic during your summer? If it's for bp, perhaps a different medicine could be used. Tonic water and muscle stretching exercises can help cramps in general. ...Read more

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My baby is 11 months old and ive been slowly weening, she feeds in thr morning and night. I'm not losing weight. Can I start taking diet or water pill?

My baby is 11 months old and ive been slowly weening, she feeds in thr morning and night. I'm not losing weight. Can I start taking diet or water pill?

Start taking fewer..: If in general good health, a woman can just start taking fewer calories. Losing weight is about math. Calories IN must be fewer than calories USED, in order to lose weight. If calories IN are even 100 more than calories used each day, a woman will notice her weight increasing. First, avoid sugars and simple (white, plain) starches. Also avoid drinks with sugar or cream. Good luck! No pills needed. ...Read more

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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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Water Pill (Definition)

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