Dehydration Caused by a Medicine
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.
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015