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Is it safe to take water pills for swelling while pregnant?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not advisable

Water pills are given for too much fluid accumulating in your lungs or legs due to heart or kidney problems.
Generally the fluid that pregnant women get in their legs is due to pressure on their leg veins or to preeclampsia. Neither problem can be solved with water pills. Taking water pills can lead to dehydration, low blood pressure and poor milk production.

In brief: Not advisable

Water pills are given for too much fluid accumulating in your lungs or legs due to heart or kidney problems.
Generally the fluid that pregnant women get in their legs is due to pressure on their leg veins or to preeclampsia. Neither problem can be solved with water pills. Taking water pills can lead to dehydration, low blood pressure and poor milk production.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Not unless prescribed by your obgyn doctor.

In brief: See below

Not unless prescribed by your obgyn doctor.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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