Thiazide Diuretics

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What are thiazide diuretics, and how do they work?

Thiazide diuretics (water pills) are medications that are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and reduce fluid accumulation in the body. They work by reducing the ability of the kidneys to reabsorb salt and water from the urine and into the body thereby increasing the production and output of urine (diuresis).

What are some examples thiazide diuretics?

For what conditions are thiazide diuretics used?

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/30/2014



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