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What complications of diuretics should I talk to my doctor about?

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If you have any of these, don't assume you need more fluids -- call your doctor or nurse.

Contact your doctor or nurse if you have any other symptoms that concern you.

  • Fever, sore throat, cough, ringing in the ears, unusual bleeding or bruising, rapid and excessive weight loss: Contact your doctor right away.
  • Skin rash: Stop taking the medication and contact your doctor right away.
  • Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or muscle cramps: Be sure you’re taking your potassium supplement correctly, if you were prescribed one. Contact your doctor or nurse if these symptoms persist.

From: Heart Disease and Diuretics WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

HeartHealthyWomen.org: "Diuretics in Heart Failure."

MayoClinic.com: "Diuretics."

Texas Heart Institute: "Diuretics."

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCES:

HeartHealthyWomen.org: "Diuretics in Heart Failure."

MayoClinic.com: "Diuretics."

Texas Heart Institute: "Diuretics."

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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