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Diuretic Overview

A diuretic () is any substance that promotes diuresis, the increased production of urine. This includes forced diuresis. A diuretic tablet is sometimes colloquially called a water tablet. There are several categories of diuretics. All diuretics increase the excretion of water from the body, through the kidneys. There exist several classes of diuretic, and each works in a distinct way. Alternatively, an antidiuretic, such as vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone), is an agent or drug which reduces...

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Dytor Uses

How is Dytor (20mg) helpful for patients with diabetes? ## Dytor contains the active ingredient Torsemide, it is a loop diuretic, used to remove excess fluids from the body. That said, this is not used to treat diabetes, at all. Did your doctor prescribe this? ## In the month of June 2010 there was problem with me, where I had extra urine accumulated in my body. Dr asked me to take Dytor 20 tab. I used this medicine for one month, then I stopped it. Since my Dr ask me to monitor my body weight, I used to monitor it. In the last week my weight has suddenly gone up. I then started Dytor 20 and my weight went back down. Now I need to know if I should take Dytor permanently or occasionally? Kindly clarify. ## I am aged 70..I have sugar high BP Colestrol.I got bypassed 15 yrs before.Mydaily ...

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HOW MANY SAMBONG CAN BE TAKEN EVERY DAY? ACTUALLY, I STARTED TO TAKE SAMBONG LAST NIGHT ON JUNE 13, 2011 WITH THE RECOMMENDATION OF MY AUNTIE BUT I TAKE ONLY 3 TABLETS A DAY... IS IT OK IF I TAKE 3 TABLETS A DAY? ## Sambong is a supplement that is claimed to have quite a few medical uses, including being used as a diuretic and yes, it is usually taken 3 times a day, though it can be anywhere from 1 to 2 tablets, depending on the condition it is being used to treat. Are there any other questions? ## Masakit ang baywang ko pwede ba ako uminom ng sambong? ilang capsule? thx.. ## how long will it takes for my kidney stone to be dissolve while taking sambong re leaf 500mg ## binbalisawsaw po ako...naiinis po ako ksi panay ang punta ko s c.r. ok lang ba uminom ng sambong releaf forte at ialng...

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Mannitol, Maxalt (Rizatriptan), Nexium and Lisinopril

I'm having itchy skin. It's red and I need to find out which meds I'm allergic too. I've had this happen before. Taking generic maxalt (rizatriptan) and mannitol. My meds include a generic for nexium. Also, my lisinopril had changed in pill color. ## If you're certain that your symptoms are due to an allergic reaction, then the first thing to do is too look at anything new you've started taking, just before it started, or anything that's changed, such as that Lisinopril tablet, if it's fairly new to you. Have you tried Benadryl, or any other allergy remedy to see if it helps? Benadryl may cause dizziness, drowsiness, and dry mouth, as side effects, but it is a miracle allergy remedy. Ref: Benadryl Information There are multiple allergy issues in our house...

Updated in Mannitol
Pill splitting of Spironolactone

Is it okay to split a 100 mg tab of Spironolactone? ## Hello, Goje! How are you? Yes, it is not a time released medication, so you can do so, as long as your doctor approves. We found out that even the lowest dose can be too much for me, so I have to cut them all. The FDA classifies this medication as a being a potassium sparing diuretic. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, heartburn, stomach pain, increased urination and dehydration. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Where can I fill a prescription for Spironolactone 25 mg that is scored so that I can cut it in half since my doctor wants me to take 12.5 mg?

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Similar drugs to Hydrochlorothiazide

What are similar drugs to Hydrochlorothiazide? ## Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic, it works by reducing the amount of fluid in the body. There are several others on the market, such as Furosemide, which is the active ingredient in Lasix. ## Bumetanide. It's a round white pill with a line down the middle. It is to reduce fluid. I take this for my kidneys. Certain foods make me retain fluid and this works immediately. Makes you pee a lot but it works. If you need the exact numbers or mg I can give you the one I take.

Updated in Furosemide
A 328 R and moon crescent logo

These pills were given to me as Furosemide but when I searched for A328 they show as thyroid tablets. Been taking them for almost three months now. What are they? ## The "R and moon crescent" that you listed in title sounds like the actavis logo. Can you confirm that the logo is on your pills? Also, were these dispensed by a pharmacy in the United States, or are they from a different country? ## Yes. The logo is on one side and the A328 on the other. Walgreens ## Does it look like this? The closest possibility that I've found along these lines is the same as what you're saying - a thyroid pill containing Methimazole 5 mg. The only thing is that it's not reported to have the R and Logo on the back side, but based on the fact that it was manufactured by Actavis Totowa...

Updated in Furosemide
Indapamide Discontinuation

I've taken Indapamide for many years, as well as Spironolactone. I've lost about 50 pounds and my doctor gave me permission to stop Indapamide and keep taking Spironolactone. I also check my blood pressure daily. Since I stopped taking Indapamide about 3 days ago, I'm interested in knowing what side effects I can expect from doing this? ## @Rosalie, Depending on how long you've been taking Indapamide, withdrawal symptoms may be non-existent. The following clinical study by NIH also depicts no withdrawal symptoms being associated with Indapamide after 10 years of review: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4077233 On the contrary, if you google "Indapamide withdrawal symptoms", you will find mention of: dizziness, fatigue, headache, loss of energy or weakness, muscle cramps o...

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grooping for help

will taking metformin for high blood sugar cause the blood pressure to go high ? I'm also taking hydrochlorot for high blood pressure ## I just started taking Hydrochlorot due to Steriod weight gain. 25mg. I also take Accupril 10 mg. I feel so tired it's like they are both bringing my blood pressure down too low. Can't find anything that will give me side effects on this water pill. Please help.I feel like I havew no energy at all. ## No, Metformin hasn't been known to cause elevated blood pressure, according to FDA reports, however, high blood pressure, and diabetes often do go hand in hand. The typical side effects of this medication are known to include nausea, diarrhea, hypoglycemia, increased urination, and heartburn. Ref: Metformin Information Pam, Hydrochlorothi...

Updated in Hydrochlorothiazide, HCTZ
Hydrochlorothiazide/25mg effects?

What are the effects of this drug? Are there any side effects? ## half the 25 mg prescribed for HBP; need to know about side effects; cannot sleep; mouth sore..thanks ## Is this safe. for long term use. hydrochlorot 25mg. ## In regards to posts like this, it is very important that it always be stated that every medication carries the risk of causing side effects, even over the counter products. I know some doctors claim that they don't, but they are either uninformed or are trying to keep you from being afraid of taking a medication they feel you need. However, when something is prescribed for you, always just assume that it may cause side effects. You may be lucky and not experience any, but there's no way of knowing ahead of time. As to the Hydrochlorothiazide, it is a diureti...

Updated in Hydrochlorothiazide, HCTZ
54 583 round white pill

Round small white pill that has the numbers 54 over 583 and a indented line across it on the other side. ## This is a 40mg Furosemide tablet, a generic for Lasix. It is a loop diuretic that's used to remove excess fluid from the body to treat conditions such as edema and congestive heart failure. (NDC 0054-8299, among others). Inactive Ingredients: - Silicon Dioxide - Lactose Monohydrate - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Starch, Corn - Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - Sodium Starch Glycolate Type a Potato - Stearic Acid It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dehydration and headache. ## I can confirm it's a generic Lasix ..... water pill ## Yes it's a generic Lasix

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