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  1. New to diuretics-Help with bad side effects!
    ... diuretics which ALSO screwed me roundly by lowering my potassium levels which no amount of supplementation nor potassium...
    ... banana every day to guarantee you don't run low on potassium and don't restrict salt with HCTZ. Taking 12.5 mg...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan

  2. Lisinopril and combo medications
    ... because I'm afraid of the effects it will have on potassium levels. Is this true? :)...
    ... lisinopril with no trouble. My doctor said not to take a potassium supplement because I am on a potassium sparing diuretic...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avalide Lisinopril

  3. High Diastolic numbers. What do they mean?
    ... I have started taking is a lot of supplements: Potassium Cod Liver Oil Garlic Capsule Vitamin E Vitamin...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Norvasc

  4. Teenager with low bp
    ... hospitalized for some other problem, I was told my potassium was way too low and I had to take supplemental potassium...

  5. When to go to ER
    ... orange juice and ate quite of few bananas both high in potassium . This almost immediately brought down the readings...

  6. Is this a reaction from Maxide?
    ... not a good med for me and took me off it because my potassium kept getting low. I went in for a BP check the other...
    ... Geenah, Low potassium can be a problem with thiazide diuretics. But when ... have some salty soup...and a banana and OJ to up the potassium too. (Or salty banana soup?:D:D) What dosage are ... sodium is a FAR more dangerous situation than low potassium ....

  7. BP Higher at Night?
    ... carbohydrates, and/or sodium, and/or calcium and/or potassium . The heart has several channels that transport ... beats. There is a calcium channel, sodium channel, potassium channels. Heart medicines BLOCK or change the way...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Clonidine Toprol Verapamil tiazac

  8. Low Blood Pressure
    ... if the electrolyte imbalance, possibly depletion of potassium , etc may be contributing to the syncope. However,...

  9. Water Pills
    ... fruit or OJ daily to be sure you're replacing your potassium . Maybe a daily magnesium supplement is a good idea...
    ... minimum!) It's also nice because the ARB's retain potassium and it seems to balance the loss from the HCTZ....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cozaar

  10. Hi Zuzu...
    ... got a question about the HCTZ. About 6 weeks ago my potassium level was 3.5. (I think that 3.6 is normal)SO, I ... started on 10 meq of potassium Chloride. About a week ago they did more blood work ... muscle cramps in my legs and feeling real tired. My potassium level is 3.3. Can the HCTZ be the cause of this? ... have shown up earlier? By the way, they doubled the potassium , and are going to check it again in 2 or 3 weeks....
    ... except the"bad" numbers were a little high) Since my potassium was still 3.3 he switched me to Dyazide. I am still...
    ... which is a combo of two diuretics, one of them being potassium -sparing), should help. But in theory, you should not ... be taking potassium supplements on top of this. Are you? Your potassium...
    ... had a stint put in and is doing great. About the potassium ...I ask the doctor if I should stop it and he told ... wait. I am taking 20 meq. If my body gets too much potassium will it flush it out, or should I be looking for signs ... of potassium overdose? When he did the last batch of blood work...
    ... I dont know about potassium levels, but I was taking benicar hctz until friday...
    ... rather than wait until February, just to make sure your potassium levels are okay one way or he other. zuzu xx...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Dyazide Benicar

  11. Bizzaro Side Effects
    ... mother-in law to bp meds. She was given too much potassium . And i almost died bcuz on was overmedicated and...

  12. Diuretics and low potassium
    ... Judiciously drink extra orange juice, bananas or other high potassium foods on a daily basis And last but not least, switch ... to a potassium sparing diuretic like triamterene (or a combo drug...
    ... AtlantaBlue, The normal reference range for serum potassium is usually 3.5-5.2, (although it varies a couple of...
    ... AtlantaBlue, The normal reference range for serum potassium is usually 3.5-5.2, (although it varies a couple of ... I attributed it to the diuretic and was afraid my potassium was low.....
    ... Low levels of electrolytes - magnesium, potassium , calcium and sodium - are, yes indeedy, associated ... leg cramps. And you're right, we always hear of potassium depletion with diuretics. But believe it or not you ... others. Magnesium is needed by our cells to allow potassium and calcium to move in and out when needed for muscles...
    ... Atlanta, Correct on both counts...HCTZ does deplete potassium and I feel Norvasc is a far weaker BP drug than a...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Norvasc

  13. blood pressure
    ... very accurate. If you continue on Triametrene ( potassium -sparing diuretic), your doc should take a blood test ... to make sure your potassium levels aren't climbing. zuzu xx P.S. If the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Dyazide

  14. Is my doc a quack?
    ... articularly small dose- it's a POTENT diuretic (eat lots of potassium food). This is considered good practice: Chlorthalidone...
    ... are usually given more often. Also, it can deplete potassium so drink orange juice or eat bananas or ask for a...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Cozaar Norvasc

  15. Dose effectiveness
    ... heart misfires. The Ace Inhibitor increases the potassium in the body, so a diet rich in potassium could effect...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Lisinopril Metoprolol Norvasc Toprol hydrochlorothiazide ecotrin

  16. ACE Inhibitor
    ... inhibitors. It talks about regular blood tests for potassium levels and that you should consult your doc before...
    ... precaution". You don't have to tee-total. Regarding potassium levels, in clinical trials, a very tiny minority of ... people have shown increased blood potassium levels on ACEs. This is called hyperkalemia. Most ... withdrawal. The only thing I would suggest is not to use potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium...
    ... ZuZu. What would be the effects of high potassium ? What symptoms would be experienced? Fiona...
    ... The major fear with high blood potassium is sudden cessation of heartbeat:). Don't worry ... balance because the thiazide (like HCTZ) DEPLETES potassium ....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol

  17. Does anybody know or have used herbal remedy or supplement for high blood pressure?
    ... including garlic, cayenne, hawthorne berry, taurine, potassium , magnesium, etc. It recommended you take one tablet...
    ... including garlic, cayenne, hawthorne berry, taurine, potassium , magnesium, etc. It recommended you take one tablet...

  18. Curious as if I should seek to find another doc?
    ... including a total cholesterol and lipid evaluation, plus potassium , sodium, and fasting glucose. Plus a complete thyroid...

  19. ? about going off of my HCTZ
    ... it takes 3 to 5 days. I was taken off because my potassium was depleted. My blood was tested for potassium 5...
    ... increase in Uric Acid leves (gout) and a decrease in potassium . MANY other chemicals are affected but these two are ... one should learn the symptoms of depleted sodium, potassium and check the uric acid levels periodically. The...
    ... range. The doc gave me Tosemide 10 mg. with an RX for potassium pills. I really did not want anything this elaborate ... am cutting the Tosemide into 5mgs. and cutting the potassium in 1/2 also. The Tosemide RX said to eat a banana...
    Medications also discussed in this post: hydrochlorothiazide

  20. Questions About Diuretics
    ... Just one of those chemical things- to dump sodium and potassium ions, something must be retained to keep the body...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Allopurinol

  21. Diovan
    ... It works well and if you are careful to eat your potassium foods, won't cause many side effects. It's as cheap...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Aspirin Benicar Cozaar Diovan hydrochlorothiazide

  22. What causes low BP?
    ... like bouillon (sodium) and some fruit or fruit juice ( potassium ) is really a good way to go. GatorAde-type thing...

  23. Fatigue and Weakness With Medications
    ... ectrolytes (blood salts), and result particularly in some potassium loss, which can make you feel unbelievably fatigued ... should definitely take a blood panel to check her potassium levels next visit, even if her symptoms go away. ...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Plendil

  24. I need help...Pleeze!
    ... greater antihypertensive efficacy than the ARBs losartan potassium (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), and irbesartan (Avapro...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avapro Benicar Cozaar Diltiazem Diovan Nifedipine Verapamil

  25. What are the main foods/liquids/OTC medications to avoid high blood pressure?
    ... for some are to: eat plenty bannanas (or other potassium heavy foods) get plenty of Garlic (I use Kwai tablets...

  26. For Zuzu, JJ and others :)
    ... greater antihypertensive efficacy than the ARBs losartan potassium (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), and irbesartan (Avapro...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atacand Avapro Benicar Cozaar Diovan teveten

  27. Help!!! Need info on meds
    ... the blurb on Micardis which cautioned about taking potassium supplements or potassium sparing drugs such as Maxzide ... as it may raise potassium levels. I know there are two kinds of Micardis ... which I take and use Maxzide instead. Maxzide is a potassium sparing diuretic. Now the question is, is the info ... about Micardis raising potassium aimed at the one with a diuretic plus if you take ... Maxzide or does Micardis itself have an effect on potassium ? I've been taking the plain Micardis and have had...
    ... Micardis (non-HCT) should not significantly affect potassium levels, if at all. I've found a LOT of mistakes ... increases sodium excretion and reduces the excess loss of potassium , (also hydrogen, and chloride ions) sometimes caused ... by hydrochlorothiazide. Hence the name " potassium sparing". As long as your routine bloodwork shows ... no potassium depletion, you should have no worries. If you experience...
    ... the blurb on Micardis which cautioned about taking potassium supplements or potassium sparing drugs such as Maxzide ... as it may raise potassium levels. I know there are two kinds of Micardis ... which I take and use Maxzide instead. Maxzide is a potassium sparing diuretic. Now the question is, is the info ... about Micardis raising potassium aimed at the one with a diuretic plus if you take ... Maxzide or does Micardis itself have an effect on potassium ? I've been taking the plain Micardis and have had...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Maxzide hydrochlorothiazide

  28. Avapro Side Effect
    ... saw could be caused by 3 things, low pulse rate, low potassium , and high BP, all of which I had on the blood test...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Altace Atenolol Avapro

  29. 25 yr old. ?'s about Benicar HCT
    ... as well. I brought up the adrenals & she said that potassium would come up low & that it is extremely rare like...

  30. Question about "No-Salt" (potassium chloride)?
    ... JC, Potassium chloride as an alternative to salt is okay..BUT.. ... in patients with renal dysfunction or those taking potassium -sparing diuretics. A lot of people find the taste...
    ... read on the pi that some bp meds you are not to use potassium or salt substitutes. My dr also told me not to use...
    ... read on the pi that some bp meds you are not to use potassium or salt substitutes. My dr also told me not to use...
    ... concurrent cardiac rhythm disturbance, or are on a potassium sparing diuretic like spironolactone. There are other ... drugs that contraindicate using additional potassium , but at the moment, I can't remember if it's a CCB...
    ... The following drugs may increase the effects of potassium salts (acetate, bicarbonate, and citrate) so it's ... Most ACE inhibitors, and as we already noted, potassium -sparing diuretics such as triamterene (Dyrenium, Dyazide ... KT, Orudis, Oruvail). These may also interact with potassium salts. Jeesh, guess it's best if you are on ANYTHING ... to double check with your physician before using potassium salt-substitutes! zuzu xxx...
    ... were a lot of BP meds that you couldn't take with potassium , but not THAT many. Good to know. Also, when I woke ... list. With drugs such as verapamil and diltiazem, potassium salts should be avoided, too, as both of those drugs ... controls cardiac rhythm is not compatible with extra potassium . While most of those drugs are used only in a hospital...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Spironolactone Atenolol Corgard Deltasone Dyazide Hydrocortisone Ibuprofen Inderal Ketoprofen Lanoxin Lopressor Maxzide Metoprolol Motrin Nadolol Naproxen Prednisone Propranolol Toprol aldactone decadron naprosyn dexamethasone orudis tenormin aleve Diltiazem Nifedipine Verapamil

  31. Norvasc and Eyes
    ... been the problem.Did you have a blood test to check potassium levels while you were on it? Seems to me diuretics...
    ... have finally stopped twitching! I think I was low on Potassium . I started eating Bannanas as result of another...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan Lotrel Norvasc nasalcrom

  32. Natural remedy for HBP
    ... I have read that Potassium plays a role in containing BP.... A medium Banana...

  33. advice? 23 y/o HBP
    ... including a total cholesterol and lipid evaluation, plus potassium , sodium, and fasting glucose. Plus a complete thyroid...

  34. Another BP Med
    ... pill pusher though. She had me on a diuretic but my potassium started dropping which I pointed out so she took me...
    ... with them too... they trashed my electrolytes and potassium especially, even though it was a potassium "sparing ... " combo. My doc even added potassium supplements and STILL my potassium levels plunged...
    ... you have had some problems with diuretics and your potassium levels, has anyone tried something like Spironolactone ... (a potassium sparing diuretic) with you? Just a thought....
    ... I only had the problem once with the potassium . As soon as I got off the meds, it was fine the next...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Dyazide Spironolactone

  35. Extremely low blood pressure
    ... for the results of some blood tests to come back. My potassium might be low as well. I was wondering if anyone else...
    ... the results of the other blood tests which include potassium and blood sugar levels. Also I forgot to mention that...

  36. Question to Diovan Users
    ... been the problem.Did you have a blood test to check potassium levels while you were on it? zuzu xx...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan

  37. At what point is it a medical emergency??
    ... About a year ago I had a lot of problems with my potassium level being low. It took us several months to get ... my potassium level back where it needed to be without me having ... probably concerned that a diuretic would mess with my potassium level again. I will ask him though. Michele...
    ... expensive drugs. Since you have had a past problem with potassium deficiency they you must take a diuretic with caution...
    ... expensive drugs. Since you have had a past problem with potassium deficiency they you must take a diuretic with caution...

  38. ACCUPRIL, HYDROCLORUTH & FATIGUE

  39. Medicines that WORK - a poll
    ... HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE) It is suppose to keep my from losing potassium , which other water pills cause. So far I just notice...
    ... caution: Even though the triamterene is supposed to be " potassium -sparing", my potassium levels plunged anyway on same ... drug. Doc ADDED extra potassium pill supplements and STILL we couldn't get my potassium ... the drug..I was really getting screwed up..not just potassium depletion but sodium, magnesium et al. So it would...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Maxzide hydrochlorothiazide

  40. Question Taking Two BP Meds at Once
    ... lose too much of a particular electrolyte, usually potassium , but the same can happen with a low sodium....low ... thiazide) or chlorthalidone make sure to eat several potassium rich foods each day + a glass of OJ and/or a banana...

  41. How much orange juice per day is too much?
    ... You are DEFINITELY at the top of the range for potassium intake but if it's palatable I doubt you'll OD. Don ... 't take anything " potassium sparing" like triamterene or any of the ACE's or ARB...

  42. What are kinds of Lab Test to maintain
    ... of the panel.) It doesn't take long to get sodium, potassium and magnesium BADLY askew with DIRE symptomatology...

  43. Arbii Causes Dry Skin
    ... properly, or switch you to another medication. Potassium loss and electrolyte imbalance is a possibilty on ... this drug to make sure all is well not with just your potassium but all your blood salts (magnesium, sodium, chlorides...
    ... properly, or switch you to another medication. Potassium loss and electrolyte imbalance is a possibilty on ... this drug to make sure all is well not with just your potassium but all your blood salts (magnesium, sodium, chlorides...
    Medications also discussed in this post: hydrochlorothiazide

  44. Lisinopril and Maxizde extreme Fatigue?
    ... like your blood electrolytes have gone wonky from the potassium sparing diuretic. Excess potassium (or too little ... orange juice and a banana daily, but if you've got HIGH POTASSIUM that approach isn't wise. (But I'd try it though...
    ... like your blood electrolytes have gone wonky from the potassium sparing diuretic. Excess potassium (or too little ... orange juice and a banana daily, but if you've got HIGH POTASSIUM that approach isn't wise. (But I'd try it though...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Maxzide

  45. Clonidine and taking meds every other day?
    ... tried a straight diuretic. With care to supplement potassium with food and magnesium with a supplement, you can...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Clonidine Diovan

  46. HCTZ w/potassium sparing additive
    ... hard to be precise because there are several of the potassium sparing components present depending on which pill ... combining it with a higher dose or higher potency potassium sparing diuretic.)...

  47. Diovan with Norvasc- Help?
    ... never gives me any trouble (as long as I eat some potassium rich stuff daily.) Zuzu gets good numbers with...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cozaar Diovan Norvasc

  48. Please explain these drugs
    ... I'm on Maxzide (Triamterene) which I know is a potassium sparing diurectic. I've been on this for many years ... . Are the Thiazide diuretics also a potassium sparing diuretic? Are there big differences in...
    ... is that they can cause a profound hypokalemia (low potassium ). While the average pt may be able to tolerate this ... , some people are either very sensitive to the potassium -depleting effects or cannot have low K for other reasons ... say that if your meds are working for you and your potassium is not dropping off too much, there is no reason to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Maxzide tenormin Furosemide Triamterene-HCTZ

  49. children with high blood pressure
    ... reduction in obese children, diet control (low salt, high potassium , high calcium & magnesium and low fat diet), exercises...
    ... reduction in obese children, diet control (low salt, high potassium , high calcium & magnesium and low fat diet), exercises...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cozaar Propranolol

  50. Questions about diuretics
    ... You're on a med containing 37.5mg triamterene (a potassium sparing diuretic) and 25mg hydrochlorothiazide (a...
    Medications also discussed in this post: hydrochlorothiazide

  51. Taking Norvasc and feeling awful
    ... however, mainly electrolyte imbalance, particularly potassium loss. But if tolerated well, and potassium levels...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atacand Benicar Diovan Norvasc hydrochlorothiazide

  52. Atacand, anyone ever use it, or Know
    ... and ACE inhibitors can cause hyperkalemia (excess potassium blood levels) so if you intend to take any potassium...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atacand Diovan

  53. Shall my mum stop taking beta blockers?
    ... this? Gotta watch electrolyte balance, particularly potassium levels on this... but again, it's simple, cheap and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lorazepam

  54. Dry Mouth Side Effect
    ... been a high sodium eater so I consciously keep my potassium up with bananas, fish, and orange juice and I supplement...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cozaar Propranolol

  55. Holistic medicine/Diovan/Lotrel
    ... perspiration. You were probably low on both sodium and potassium . It happens A LOT! I think the DIOVAN (angiotensin...
    ... perspiration. You were probably low on both sodium and potassium . It happens A LOT! I think the DIOVAN (angiotensin...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan Lotensin

  56. Magnesium Suppliments
    ... from this as i just read that one should not take potassium suppliments while on diovan i was wondering about...
    ... The magnesium supplementation isn't a problem but potassium supplementation CAN be unwise if on and ARB... ... To be honest I can run a potassium defeciency even with Cozaar (and a low dose thiazide ... ). Last hospital visit they gave me 40 meq. potassium on each of two days in spite of the ARB use. It takes ... a LOT of potassium to OD and I personally think it's almost impossible...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan Cozaar

  57. Going off toprol xl
    ... fairly easy on the side effects if you take in extra potassium and magnesium....

  58. Blood Pressure Drops When Standing
    ... disease. Adrenal glands control you BP by regulating potassium and sodium. A drop of the BP upon standing is one...

  59. I just purchased an automatic BP cuff
    ... electrolyte imbalance, with particular problems regarding potassium loss. I'm just going to cut to the chase here. ... to yours and at first was put on diuretics but my potassium plunged to rock bottom even though this particular ... diuretic had a potassium -sparing component already built into it AND I also ... took a separate potassium supplement. Felt lousy. Doc pulled me off it after...
    ... Redfish, Unless you are taking a " potassium -sparing" diuretic like Dyazide, be careful to keep ... your potassium up. With HCTZ, eat the equivalent of a banana AND...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atacand Avapro Benicar Cozaar Diovan teveten Dyazide

  60. What food/supplement can help lower BP?
    ... bp. also sweet potatoes due to its high content of potassium . I eat 2 a week.I went from 197/106 to 140/70. Of...
    ... lower my bp. also sweet potatoes lower bp due to high potassium ....

  61. Nifedipine
    ... banana or some OJ is taken on adialy basis to keep the potassium levels up.)...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Nifedipine

  62. 20 years old and high BP. - PART II -
    ... fact that a blood test revealed the HCTZ depleted my potassium levels and made me dehydrated, also increasing my...
    ... even my gp told me a diet in high calsium, as well as potassium , can lower b/p. Have you tryied acidophilus for your...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Verapamil

  63. Avalide
    ... Together you'll get nice easy control. No need to add potassium because of the HCTZ because the sartans retain potassium...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avalide hydrochlorothiazide

  64. 20 years old and high blood pressure? - Please Help!
    ... contributes to hypertension. However, it can also lower potassium levels to potentially unsafe levels, so it's always ... do some blood tests to determine its effects on the potassium levels in your body. Having said this, there are now ... potassium sparing HCTZs in the market. A couple of questions...
    ... contributes to hypertension. However, it can also lower potassium levels to potentially unsafe levels, so it's always ... do some blood tests to determine its effects on the potassium levels in your body. Having said this, there are now ... potassium sparing HCTZs in the market. A couple of questions...
    ... should I be eating everyday to combat the drop in potassium from the hydrochlorothiazide? So far today, I've eaten...
    ... urinalysis, measure levels of cholesterol, sodium, potassium , creatinine, glucose, etc... Let us know what the...
    ... should I be eating everyday to combat the drop in potassium from the hydrochlorothiazide? So far today, I've eaten ... preserve the body;s electrical balance must throw off potassium , magnesium and SAVE uric acid, you can really screw ... time. Thus you are eating bananas to replace the potassium . DO NOT WORRY....unless you are using salt subtitutes ... , or taking potassium supplements, it is virtually IMPOSSIBLE to get too ... much potassium via food. Eat as many bananas (and orange juice) as...
    ... NoSpin, Just out of curiosity, What is your potassium reading? Was it low before the meds? Heather W....
    ... came in - everything is fine except for low levels of potassium (from the HCTZ). 3) The cardiologist decided to ... take me off of the HCTZ since it was lowering my potassium levels and making me dehydrated. Instead, she prescribed...
    ... hear your echo was good! Not surprised about your potassium levels being down on HCTZ. Doesn't take much of that...
    ... the health food store. I is suppose to be high in potassium and other great things that our bodies need. Do a...
    ... blood test in over a year, so I don't know whether my potassium levels are low/high, and whether excess salt is being...
    Medications also discussed in this post: hydrochlorothiazide Verapamil Diovan Norvasc Plendil

  65. Most Of These B/P Meds ....
    ... depression) and Dyazide (trashed my electrolytes and esp. potassium ). Was getting worried I'd never find an answer until...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Altace Atacand Cozaar Diovan Dyazide Toprol

  66. 220 systolic 110 dyastolic
    ... want to monitor your blood electrolytes (especially potassium ) since sometimes HCT lowers potassium levels. I...
    ... want to monitor your blood electrolytes (especially potassium ) since sometimes HCT lowers potassium levels. I...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan hydrochlorothiazide

  67. Experiences with alternative therapies
    ... can't hurt. I believe it is suppose to be High in potassium . The eggplant idea is interesting. I would like...
    ... works by depleting the body of sodium (along with potassium , magnesium) much like a diuretic. This "water intoxication...

  68. 25 Yrs old and high blood pressure
    ... very seperate and different such diseases. If you potassium is somewhat low then that in fact can cause the urinating...
    ... very seperate and different such diseases. If you potassium is somewhat low then that in fact can cause the urinating...
    ... anything wrong except that all my blood work shows low potassium . I see my doctor again the 14th and i'll ask about...

  69. Potassium Question?
    ... Hi auburn, Diovan is potassium sparing so there's no need to supplement it. Your...
    ... straight re: Diovan HCT. Are you SURE this combo has the potassium sparing agent Triamterene? Hydrochlorothiazide alone ... is not potassium sparing. However, with DIOVAN alone (non-HCTZ) ... greater than 20% INCREASES in serum potassium were observed in 4.4% of patients compared to 2.9 ... include Triamterene, and, as you know, can lower our potassium levels. Hey, if Diovan raises potassium levels and ... visit for your electrolytes to get a baseline on your potassium levels. zuzu xxx...
    ... common mechanism of the ARB which is to conserve potassium ....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan hydrochlorothiazide

  70. Rise in heart beat shortly after starting diuretic
    ... it be the drugs or something else? I can't see my potassium going low, I do eat a banana a day plus was on it...

  71. When is it really high blood pressure?
    ... certain you're getting sufficient magnesium, calcium and potassium . You can purchase these three in liquid form. Take...

  72. low blood pressure & fast heart beat
    ... Some metabolic problems such as high blood levels of potassium or low levels of magnesium. Does your daughter...
    ... doctor to check her Cortisol and ACTH levels. Also her potassium . Low BP and Tachnicardia are also indications of...

  73. How high of BP before Treatment
    ... have the results interpreted by your doctor. While potassium is good for lowering BP, excessive amounts of it may ... Good health is not easy to come by - too little potassium may hypertension, while too much may cause heart problems ... been known to cause gas although it is a food rich in potassium . I don't mean to scare you, but what I'm trying...

  74. My Story of Lowering HBP
    ... excerise. I limit salt and sugar and consume high potassium foods....

  75. My woes with HBP
    ... our electolyte balance (serum salts) particularly potassium , which can become LOW on these meds. Low potassium...