Moduretic is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) that when taken can stop your body from absorbing too much salt, which can cause fluid retention. The medication is used in order to help people who have trouble with blood pressure problems (hypertension) and fluid retention (a condition known as edema). Moduretic also has purposes that aren’t mentioned here, but also aren’t approved to be used for by the FDA.
If you decide to use Moduretic then what are some of the possible side effects you put yourself at risk of as a result?
Allergic reactions-These include hives, a hard time breathing, swelling in the face, lips, tongue and throat.
A light-headed feeling, like you might pass out
High sodium–headache, confusion, slurred speech, hallucinations, vomiting, severe weakness, muscle cramps, loss of coordination, feeling unsteady, shallow breathing; or
High potassium–slow heart rate, weak pulse, muscle weakness, tingly feeling.
Understand that the above are some of the more severe side effects a person could experience. If you experience any of these you might not be in a position where you could wait to speak with a doctor. You might have to stop use of the drug and go to urgent care or the emergency room if the severity of any of the above side effects get’s worse or to the point of being unbareable.
What are some of the more common side effects if you use this medicational treatment?
Mild stomach pain
These are common side effects and all four of them are very mild in nature. This means if you were to experience any one of them you should be able to bare it long enough until it went away. Also, you shouldn’t worry about any of the above if you experience them. Don’t let these deter you from use of Moduretic. In many cases you might experience one of these because your body has to take some time to get used to the treatment. After a short while these side effects should go away altogether. If this doesn’t happen or they become worse, then stop use of the drug and call your doctor right away.
How do you know if this treatment is right for you?
Even though everyone’s different with how they respond to certain prescription medications. The best way for you to get an idea of just how good a drug works would be to read up on those who have already used it. What you would want to look for was the good and the bad. Some people might have suffered from severe side effects and had to stop use, while others might have had a good experience and it helped them exactly the way it was supposed to.
All you’d be trying to get is a feel for what others have gone through using a medication like Moduretic. You can’t put too much into it. You would be best to speak to a medical professional who can answer your questions in detail and let you know just how good or how much risk comes with this medication. This is the best way to get reassurance if that’s what you need to feel safe trusting your health to Moduretic.