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What should I know about taking diuretics?

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The number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and how long you need to take a diuretic will depend on the type prescribed, as well as your condition.

Weigh yourself at the same time every day (on the same scale) and write down your weight. Call your doctor if you gain 3 pounds in one day or 5 pounds in one week.

While you’re taking these, have your blood pressure and kidney strength tested regularly. Diuretics can change your blood potassium and magnesium levels.

Keep all your doctor and lab appointments so your response to this medicine can be tracked.

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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