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How does oretic reduce fluid retention in my body?

Oretic (hydrochlorothiazide) is a diuretic (water pill). This medication helps to reduce fluid build-up by keeping your body from absorbing too much salt. Oretic acts on your kidneys to get rid of excess fluid through your urine.

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