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What are the side effects of taking diuretics for high blood pressure?

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Diuretics may cause side effects such as:

  • Extra urination
  • Erection problems in some men
  • Weakness, leg cramps, or fatigue
  • Intense and sudden foot pain, which is a symptom of gout; this is rare.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

NHLBI: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 21, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

NHLBI: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 21, 2019

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