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516 Lakeview Road, Villa 5
Clearwater, FL 33756
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Taking a Diuretic

Your doctor has prescribed a diuretic, or "water pill," to help your body get rid of excess water and salt. Taking your diuretic can help you feel better and have more energy.

The name of my diuretic is: ______________________________

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Take your medication early in the day at the same time each day.

Medication Tips

  • Read the fact sheet that comes with your medication. It tells you when and how to take it. Ask for a sheet if you don't get one.

  • If you take two or more doses each day, take the last one before dinner. That way you'll get up fewer times during the night to go to the bathroom.

  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.

For Your Safety

  • Follow your doctor's guidelines for eating high-potassium foods.

  • Get up slowly when you are sitting or lying down.

  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist before you take any other prescription or nonprescription medications or herbal supplements.

Call Your Doctor If You:

  • Have diarrhea, constipation, nausea or vomiting.

  • Lose your appetite or notice a rapid or excessive weight gain.

  • Feel extremely tired or weak.

  • Have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing or swallowing.

  • Have numbness or tingling in your hands, feet, or lips or a ringing in your ears.

  • Feel lightheaded when getting up after sitting or lying down.

  • Have headaches, blurred vision, or feel a sense of confusion.

  • Have muscle cramps or joint pain.

  • Have chest pains or changes in your heartbeat.

  • Have an excessive thirst or a dry mouth.

  • Notice a skin rash.

  • Gain more than 3 pounds in 7 days.

  • Have any other unusual symptoms.

Date Last Reviewed:

Date Last Modified: 2006-03-09T00:00:00-07:00


Patient Reviews

I was diagnosed with persistent AFIB several months ago. I found Dr. Norris by a referral from another physician. Dr. Norris scheduled me for a cardiac ablation without delay. He thoroughly explained the procedure, risks and benefits prior to the procedure. Dr. Norris and his staff exhibited exceptional professionalism and interest in resolving my AFIB. One month post-op I am rhythm and feel great. Thank you Dr. Norris and staff. I truly feel like I have my life back again.
-Ken Afienko

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516 Lakeview Road, Villa 5
Clearwater, FL 33756 (Two blocks south of Morton Plant Hospital )

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