water pill


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water pill

n.
A diuretic drug that is taken by mouth.

wa′ter pill`



n.
a diuretic pill.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water pill - any substance that tends to increase the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water
chlorthalidone, Hygroton, Thalidone - a diuretic (trade names Hygroton and Thalidone) used to control hypertension and conditions that cause edema; effective in lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attacks
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
Edecrin, ethacrynic acid - diuretic (trade name Edecrin) used to treat edema
furosemide, Lasix - commonly used diuretic (trade name Lasix) used to treat hypertension and edema
indapamide, Lozal - diuretic (trade name Lozal) used in the treatment of hypertension
mannitol, Osmitrol - a diuretic (trade name Osmitrol) used to promote the excretion of urine
thiazide - any of a group of drugs commonly used as diuretics in the treatment of hypertension; they block the reabsorption of sodium in the kidneys
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[USA], Aug 3 (ANI): Higher doses of spironolactone, a diuretic (water pill), can prevent the need for dialysis in selected heart failure patients, found a recent study.
Patients who are on diuretics (water pill) like Lasix are advised to not take the medication with Suhoor as these medications usually last for six hours and may result in decreasing the amount of water in the body.
Patients who are on diuretics (water pill) like Lasixare are advised to not take the medication with Suhour as these medications usually last for six hours and may result in decreasing the amount of water in the body.
Other factors-Loss of appetite, ability to sleep, oxygen use (if you have been prescribed oxygen by your doctor) and diuretic (water pill) use.
The "water pill" chlorthalidone, for example, prevents fluids and salts from being reabsorbed into the kidney tubules and returned to the blood.
I thought that I was getting too much water because my doctor prescribed me a water pill and said I was holding water.
The researchers found that a cheap diuretic ("water pill") was more effective than a calcium channel blocker in preventing heart failure.
Also, can long-term use of a water pill have side effects?
Core products including the company's Green Tea Water Pill, Green Tea Fat Burning Supplements and Green Tea Weight Loss Supplement have all helped drive growth.
Blood pressure can be lowered simply by losing weight and taking a diuretic (water pill).
The patient can't tell you (too ill, unconscious) or doesn't know what meds he/she takes ("I take a white pill for my blood pressure and a water pill");
Now he wants to add a water pill. Why can't he just put me on a different pill?