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water pill

n.
A diuretic drug that is taken by mouth.
A popular term for any drug that evokes diuresis—e.g., furosemide

water pill

Diuretic, see there.
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This mineral may be affected by so-called water pills.
Some people suffer leg cramps when taking water pills.
SOMETIMES it can take your body a little time to balance out and it can take a few weeks for your body to get used to not having water pills in the system.
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The doctor ordered that staff should stop treating Miss Hutchins with water pills for her swollen feet as a precaution and also that she be given new painkillers.
Other treatments that may relieve specific symptoms include relaxtion techniques to relieve anxiety and tension and water pills to relieve water retention.
Both classes of CCBs can cause leg swelling which is resistant to diuretics, or water pills.
In general, low sodium levels in the bloodstream (medical term: hyponatremia, pronounced hypo-nuh-TREE-me-uh) may be linked to taking water pills, chronic diarrhea, kidney problems, or profuse sweating (medical term: hyperhidrosis).
Sometimes called water pills, they work by helping the kidneys flush excess water and salt from the body.
Researchers also tracked the amount of potassium consumed, the level of potassium in the blood, and the use of water pills (diuretics).
My GP refused to prescribe water pills, as he feels that there may be too much strain on the kidneys due to the chemotherapy.