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How soon after taking oretic will my symptoms improve?

The effect of Oretic (hydrochlorothiazide) on your symptoms will vary from person to person. Oretic can lower potassium levels in your body, which is a sign that it's working to reduce excess fluid in your body. A doctor will monitor the effects of Oretic through blood tests.

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