What are the side effects of diuretics?

The following are some side effects of diuretics:
  • Diuretics can cause extreme weight loss, light-headedness, or increased blood pressure.
  • Diuretics make you urinate more. You may want to take diuretics early in the morning and/or afternoon. This will help you avoid having to get up at night to urinate.
  • Some diuretics can cause loss of potassium from the body.

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