Diuretics are also call as water pills, because they work in the kidney and remove excess water and sodium from the body. It is more effective if the cause of hypertension due to fluid built up in the body.
- Aldactazide and Aldactone (generic name: Spironolactone)
- Demadex (generic name: Torsemide)
- Diuril (generic name: Chlorothiazide)
- Enduron (generic name: Methyclothiazide)
- Esidrix, Microzide & Oretic (generic name: Hydrochlorothiazide)
- Lasix (generic name: Furosemide)
- Lozol (generic name: Indapamide)
- Saluron (generic name: Hydroflumethiazide)
- Thalitone (generic name: Chlorthalidone)
- Zaroxolyn (generic name: Metolazone)
Avoid diuretics, if
- Breast feeding women, these medicines may pass into the breast milk.
- Have problems making urine.
- Have kidney or liver problems, pregnant women, and the elderly should discuss with the doctor regarding the risks of using diuretics.
Diuretics Side effects
Dizziness, frequent urination, headache, thirsty, muscle cramps, and/or stomach upset.
Diuretic warning signs
Consult doctor immediately if you are having: heavy rash, breathing or swallowing problems, and/or Hyperuricemia (Gout).