The Possible Side Effects of Diuretic Tablets

Diuretic tablets are generally used to treat and prevent water retention, or commonly known as edema, among patients who have suffered problems within the circulatory system. But never forget that just like other medications, diuretic tablets could have unwanted side effects, especially if you did not follow the right way of taking the medication. This is why it is very critical for you to understand the patient safety guidelines to lessen, if not totally prevented, the possible side effects.

Every patient is different and some may experience different effects with other users. Although we do not always expect to have exactly the same side effects that we shall state later, always remember that it is always better to be educated and to know how to conquer the potential symptoms prior of starting the treatment.

Below we have listed some of the less serious symptoms which you may experience after taking diuretic tablets. These are: constipation, a feeling of dizziness or spinning, diarrhea, upset stomach, and some rashes or minor itching. As what we have mentioned, these effects are only minor and may not need any medical attention unless they become bothersome for you.

Taking diuretic tablets may also lead to some serious side effects. In this case, rush the patient immediately to the nearest hospital if any of the following is experienced: symptoms of hearing problems or ringing in the ears, unbearable pain in the stomach that spread towards the back accompanied with vomiting and nausea, swelling, lesser frequency of urination than usual, sudden weight gain, light-headedness, pale skin, concentration problems, an abnormal increase of heart rate, unusual bruising and bleeding, low level of calcium which can be obvious with muscle tightness or tingly sensation around the mouth area, severe skin reactions such as sore throat and swelling of the face, purple or red-colored rashes at the face and upper parts of the body, unusual blistering and peeling, feeling of itchiness, sudden loss of appetite, dark-colored urine, body aches and numbness, pain at the chest, severe cough accompanied with fever, depletion of potassium which can be obvious with irregular heartbeats or muscles weakness, headaches, breathing problems, and unsteady feeling.

Although we have mentioned you some of the side effects when taking diuretic tablets, remember that this may not be the complete list. For further details, you may discuss with your doctor the possible symptoms and what to do in case you have experienced them. Once you have been prescribed to take diuretic tablets, the doctor has already made sure that the benefits outweigh all the possible side effects. Your healthcare provider will also give you advises on how you can prevent the unwanted symptoms from occurring while taking diuretic tablets for treatment. Follow the instructions carefully to ensure faster recovery  rather than experiencing the worst symptoms.