Re: Water pills and kidney damage
Water pills are diuretics, so they stimulate kidneys to get rid of water + salt. You have to find out why she was given these. Water pills are also helping in regulating blood pressure, since the less water is in your blood the easier heart has to pump.
I don't know about side effects of water pills or if they can damage the kidneys, but who knows. They are usually given if you have water retention, problems with kidneys or if your blood pressure. I read that they are the most comonly overprescribed medication, so perhaps they are used for anything and everything.