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Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause dehydration. A few examples are:

If you think that your dehydration is caused by a medicine:

  • Call the doctor who prescribed the medicine to find out if you should stop taking it or take a different one. An appointment may not be necessary.
  • If you are taking a nonprescription medicine, stop taking it. Call your doctor if you feel you need to continue taking the medicine.
ByHealthwise StaffSee additional information
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofApril 15, 2013

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