Advertisement

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

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

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.

This answer was adapted from Sharecare's award-winning AskMD app. Start a consultation now to find out what's causing your symptoms, learn how to manage a condition, or find a doctor.

Continue Learning about Diuretic

How effective are thiazide diuretics for the treatment of heart failure?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Thiazide diuretics are as effective as most other blood pressure medications. When used in combinati...
More Answers
Do loop diuretics have any side effects?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Side effects may include headaches, muscle cramps, weight loss, swallowing problems, nausea, vomitin...
More Answers
What is metolazone?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Metolazone (Zaroxolyn) inhibits sodium reabsorption in a different part of the kidney than loop diur...
More Answers
What are some examples of diuretics?
Piedmont Heart InstitutePiedmont Heart Institute
Some common diuretics include: amiloride (Midamor) bumetanide (Bumex) chlorothiazide (Diuril...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.