Get a Diuretics Prescription Online

Diuretics, or water pills, are commonly taken to treat high blood pressure. Diuretics increase urine production, causing salt and excess water to be excreted. Getting diuretics requires a prescription from a licensed doctor. PlushCare doctors can write you a prescription for diuretics virtually if they confirm that you need one.

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What Are Diuretics?

What Are Diuretics?

Diuretics are medications used to help rid the body of salt (sodium) and water. They are designed to help the kidneys produce more urine, which causes salt to be expelled from the body through urine. When there is excess salt that needs to be flushed, the body allocates water from the blood in order to remove the salt, which causes less fluid to flow through your veins and arteries. Without this extra fluid, blood pressure is reduced, and it is easier for the heart to pump blood.

Get a Diuretics Prescription Online with PlushCare

Get a Diuretics Prescription Online with PlushCare

You cannot get diuretics over the counter; you need to have a prescription from a doctor. Our board-certified doctors at PlushCare can prescribe diuretics to patients who need them virtually. To learn more, make an appointment, talk to your doctor, and they will determine if you require a diuretics prescription. If a prescription is needed, then your doctor will electronically send your prescription to your local pharmacy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do diuretic pills do?

There are multiple functions that taking diuretics will cause your body to do, such as:

  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Relieving shortness of breath
  • Reducing swelling and bloating
  • Making you pee more frequently
  • Reducing time spent in a hospital
  • Helping to live longer with heart failure

Why would a person take a diuretic?

There are a few reasons why someone would take a diuretic, the most common include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Swelling of the feet, ankles, and lower legs
  • Fluid buildup in the abdomen

Other less common conditions that diuretics may treat include:

  • Diabetes
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Kidney stones
  • Osteoporosis
  • Glaucoma

What are the types of diuretics?

  • Thiazide: These are the most commonly prescribed type of diuretic. Typically, they are used to treat high blood pressure.
  • Loop: This type of diuretic is typically used to treat heart failure.
  • Potassium-sparing: This type of diuretic helps your body excrete more urine without causing you to lose potassium, which is an essential nutrient.

Can you get diuretic pills over the counter?

No, you cannot get diuretic pills over the counter. A prescription from a licensed doctor is required in order to get diuretics.

Do you need a prescription for diuretics?

Yes, you need a prescription for diuretics. You may be able to get a prescription for diuretics from an online doctor with PlushCare if they determine that you need one.

Should you drink more water while taking diuretics?

No, you should not drink more water while taking diuretics, you should actually drink less fluid. This causes more salt and the water that is already in your body to be flushed out.

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