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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
Water Pill Options When Allergic to Sulfa

Water Pill Options When Allergic to Sulfa

Patients who are allergic to sulfa and require a diuretic (“water”) pill have several options. In general, the sulfa contained in antibiotic drugs has a slightly different chemical structure than the sulfa compounds found in diuretics. As a result, people who are allergic to sulfa antibiotics may be able to take a sulfa-containing diuretic without […] ... More