What should I know before taking a thiazine diuretic for heart failure?

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Dr. Darria Long Gillespie, MD
Emergency Medicine
If you are allergic to sulfa drugs, a thiazide diuretic may not be a good option for you.

If you have high uric acid or have had gout, a thiazide diuretic may not be a good option for you.

If you have severe kidney disease or impaired liver function, a thiazide diuretic may not be a good option for you.

Thiazide diuretics may not be a good option for you if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or may be pregnant. It is not known if they are safe for pregnant women.

You should not take a thiazide diuretic if you are breastfeeding. 

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