Diuretic Drug News and Research

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A diuretic is any drug that elevates the rate of urination and thus provides a means of forced diuresis. There are several categories of diuretics. All diuretics increase the excretion of water from bodies, although each class does so in a distinct way.
Nationwide alert on tainted weight loss products

Nationwide alert on tainted weight loss products

Low dose medication best for treating high blood pressure

Low dose medication best for treating high blood pressure

Biomarkers as a guide to therapy in heart failure patients

Biomarkers as a guide to therapy in heart failure patients

Study examines use of loop diuretics and bone mineral density in postmenopausal women

Study examines use of loop diuretics and bone mineral density in postmenopausal women

ACE inhibitor calcium channel blocker combo drug shown to reduces heart attacks

ACE inhibitor calcium channel blocker combo drug shown to reduces heart attacks

Potassium loss from blood pressure drugs increases diabetes risk by 50%

Potassium loss from blood pressure drugs increases diabetes risk by 50%

Potassium loss caused by diuretics may explain higher risk of adult diabetes

Potassium loss caused by diuretics may explain higher risk of adult diabetes

Blood pressure readings taken at medical office do not appear to predict future heart risks

Blood pressure readings taken at medical office do not appear to predict future heart risks

Time, surgery appear to reduce episodes of dizziness in patients with Ménière's

Time, surgery appear to reduce episodes of dizziness in patients with Ménière's

Diuretic reduces risk for type of heart failure that affects women more often than

Diuretic reduces risk for type of heart failure that affects women more often than

Thiazide-type diuretic shown to be best first-choice drug for hypertensive patients

Thiazide-type diuretic shown to be best first-choice drug for hypertensive patients

Loop diuretics linked to bone loss in older men

Loop diuretics linked to bone loss in older men

Significant reductions in mortality shown using blood pressure-lowering treatment in very elderly

Significant reductions in mortality shown using blood pressure-lowering treatment in very elderly

Two drug combo blood pressure therapy lowers cardiovascular risk

Two drug combo blood pressure therapy lowers cardiovascular risk

Evidence strongly supports diuretics as initial metabolic syndrome therapy, especially in black patients

Evidence strongly supports diuretics as initial metabolic syndrome therapy, especially in black patients

Gene variations associated with effectiveness of blood pressure medications

Gene variations associated with effectiveness of blood pressure medications

For pregnant women coffee is a definate no!

For pregnant women coffee is a definate no!

More effective method of treating high blood pressure

More effective method of treating high blood pressure

Coping with urinary incontinence

Coping with urinary incontinence

Gene-drug interactions that lower blood pressure

Gene-drug interactions that lower blood pressure