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What water pills are allowed to be taken with pregnancy?

What water pills are allowed to be taken with pregnancy?

Lasix (furosemide): Furosemide (lasix) is generally safe if there is a good reason. We avoid hydrochlorothiazide (hctz) in pregnancy. Water pills (diuretics) are generally reserved for women with serious conditions that require them. They would not be recommended for the relief of the generalized swelling of pregnancy. ...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 water pills alter a pregnancy test? I took a water pill the day i took a prg. Test , came out neg.. Is it really neg.?

Can water pills alter a pregnancy test? I took a water pill the day i took a prg. Test , came out neg.. Is it really neg.?

Diuretics and test: Some diuretics can cause a false positive pregnancy test. The fact your test is negative, is not due to the diuretic you are on, so you are probably not pregnant. ...Read more

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Are water pills good for you?

Diuretics: Should only be taken for certain conditions as prescribed by a physician. Take care! ...Read more

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Do water pills make your feet swell?

Do water pills make your feet swell?

No: "water" pills are diuretics, meaning they cause your kidneys to extract fluid from your system more than your body would if left alone. They often are used to decrease swelling in the feet/legs. ...Read more

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Best water pills to take for blood pressure?

Best water pills to take for blood pressure?

Individualized: "best" depends on your other medical issues (if any), other medications you are taking, your response to other blood pressure medicines that have been tried, your kidney function, and potentially a few other factors. It is likely that you will be started on an water pill (diuretic) that is preferred by your insurance plan, and will have follow up blood pressure and blood chemistry tests. ...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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Can taking water pills benefit end stage renal patient on dialysis?

Can taking water pills benefit end stage renal patient on dialysis?

Not on the internet: Never if not prescribed by a professional that is treating the problem and knows the exact history, physical exam, and current medication list. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take 3 water pills a day? Daily, for a long period of time?

Is it okay to take 3 water pills a day? Daily, for a long period of time?

Depends: Three diuretics daily, especially full dosage of prescription ones, is a potent dose and is usually reserved for patients with high grade fluid retention states seen in congestive heart failure or liver disease for example. Side effects must be watched for, but your prescribing physician who knows your condition best, is also best qualified to advise you about this matter. ...Read more

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I am being put on lasik for water pills, is there sulfur in it? Need to no,

I am being put on lasik for water pills, is there sulfur in it? Need to no,

LASIX, (furosemide) not LASIK: Just to point out that Lasix (furosemide) is the diuretic, while lasik is a procedure to reduce or eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more