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The Medical Uses and Side Effects of Diuretic Tablets

Diuretic tablets are also referred to as “water pills”, which actually belongs to a class of drugs that are made to raise the amount of water loss and salt loss from one’s body. Depending on the type of diuretic tablets, the process of the reduction of water and salt can differ in many ways.  There are some various types of diseases or disorders that can be effectively treated with the use of diuretic tablets such as heart failure, hypertension or high blood pressure, edema, diabetes, and specific types of kidney and liver diseases.

There are actually 3 various kinds of diuretic tablets that your physician may prescribe to you.  They are known as loop, potassium-sparing, and thiazide diuretic tablets.  While diuretic tablets are usually safe to use, there are some instances in which a person can experience side effects due to the drug itself or due to its interaction with other drugs that the patient is also currently taking.  Make sure that you inform your doctor before you are going to take some diuretic tablets if you have the following issues or conditions: gout, pancreatitis, diabetes, lupus, kidney issues, menstrual issues, frequent instances of dehydration.  Each time you start taking a new drug for some other ailment, you must also inform your doctor of it as well as other herbs or supplements you may be taking.  Know that the following medications may interact gravely with diuretic tablets such as lithium, digoxin or digitalis, cyclosporine, antidepressants and other medicines intended to lower or treat high blood pressure. Continue reading The Medical Uses and Side Effects of Diuretic Tablets