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Diuretics help to lower blood pressure. This reduces your risk of a heart attack and stroke. It also reduces your risk of kidney disease.
Diuretics cause your kidneys to remove sodium and water. They also relax the blood vessel walls. These help lower your blood pressure.
There are some common side effects. They are:
You may have other side effects. Check the information that comes with your medicine.
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Current as of: April 9, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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