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Treating Heart Failure with Diuretics

Other Guidelines for Taking Diuretics

  • Weigh yourself at the same time every day (on the same scale) and record your weight. Call your doctor if you gain 2 pounds in one day or 5 pounds in one week.
  • While taking this drug, have your blood pressure and kidney function tested regularly, as advised by your doctor.
  • Keep all appointments with your doctor and the lab so that your response to this drug can be monitored.
  • Alcohol and sleep aids may increase the side effects of this drug and should be avoided.

 

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Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on May 16, 2014

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