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Do loop diuretics have any side effects?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Side effects may include headaches, muscle cramps, weight loss, swallowing problems, nausea, vomiting, cramping, diarrhea, and constipation. Loop diuretics can cause excess loss of body fluid. This can result in low blood pressure and dizziness. Other side effects may include low blood potassium and sodium, and high blood sugar and uric acid.

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