A drug to promote the excretion of urine. May be used during chemotherapy to dilute the uric acid in the urine. Uric acid is a product of cell destruction that can precipitate in the kidney or urinary tract forming stones.
Any agent or compound that increases the flow of urine from the body. They can range from herbal teas to powerful drugs that flush out electrolytes and water. They are classed based on the location and mechanism of action in the kidneys.
Medication that helps to remove excess water from the body via urine. Frequently, diuretics are used in the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Lasix is the most common diuretic. Some diuretics tend to remove potassium (K+) from the body. Potassium (K+) is necessary for normal body functioning. It is not unusual to be advised to eat foods high in Potassium (K+) (such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, bananas, apricots, or dates), or to be prescribed a potassium supplement. Some common side effects include dizziness, light-headedness (especially when changing positions).
A drug which increases urine output. Infants with edema or chronic lung disease may be treated with diuretics, and a diuretic may be given following a blood transfusion. Lasix and Diuril are the most common diuretics used in the ICN.
A drug that increases the rate at which urine forms by promoting the excretion of water and salts. Itâ€™s used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and some congenital heart defects.
Medication that produces an increase in the volume of urine and sodium (salt) that is excreted; sometimes used to reduce water weight and volume in the body; Use of diuretics by athletes can be very unsafe and is not recommended.
Anything that promotes the formation of urine by the kidney. (The word "diuretic" comes from a combination of the Greek "dia-", thoroughly + "ourein", to urinate = to urinate thoroughly). See the entire definition of Diuretic
a type of drug which reduces fluid in the body by increasing the excretion of water and mineral salts by the kidneys, increasing urine production. They are also sometimes called 'water tablets'. Acetazolomide (Diamox) and Frusemide (Frusol, Lasix) are drugs which are commonly used in IIH because of their specific effect on cerebral oedema. Sometimes more than one diuretic may be used in combination to achieve the desired effect and minimise side effects.
A drug used to increase urine formation and output. Diuretics are prescribed for the treatment of edema (the accumulation of excess fluids in the tissues of the body), which often occurs as the result of disease of the kidneys, liver, lungs, or heart. Diuretics are also used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).
Also commonly known as a water pill] A drug that helps to purge the body of excess fluid. Thus, it is most often used for patients with high blood pressure and/or body fluid retention. In the process of ridding the body of excess fluids, the drug must increase total urine production.
A diuretic (colloquially called a water pill) is any drug or herb that elevates the rate of bodily urine excretion (diuresis). Diuretics also decrease the extracellular fluid (ECF) volume, and are primarily used to produce a negative extracellular fluid balance. Caffeine, yerba mate, nettles, cranberry juice and alcohol are all weak diuretics.