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Hypertension and Diuretics

Read more about Diuretics.

Overview

Known as "water pills," diuretics can help lower blood pressure.

Common diuretics prescribed for hypertension include:

Effect of Diuretics on Hypertension

Diuretics lower blood pressure by helping the kidneys get rid of excess water and sodium. This is why these medicines are sometimes referred to as “water pills.”

Side Effects and Warnings

Possible side effects of diuretics include:

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