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Water Pill Basics

Water Pill Basics

Water pills (called diuretics) get rid of extra fluid in the body, making it easier for the heart to pump, and help reduce blood pressure. Common diuretics: hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide and others) and furosemide (Lasix). When to take: in the morning to limit nighttime 
bathroom trips. What to watch for: Some people suffer leg cramps when […]  More