Hydrochlorothiazide Alternatives

Hydrochlorothiazide Alternatives for Water Retention

There are other alternatives to hydrochlorothiazide when treating fluid retention (edema), including:
  • Limiting your salt and fluid intake
  • Wearing support stockings to reduce fluid retention in the legs
  • Becoming more active (avoiding sitting or standing in the same position for too long)
  • Taking other diuretic medications, such as:
o Eplerenone (Inspra®)
o Triamterene (Dyrenium®)
o Bumetanide (Burinex®)

A Summary of HCTZ Alternatives

There are several alternatives to hydrochlorothiazide, including other medications and lifestyle changes. If hydrochlorothiazide is not working for you or if it is causing bothersome side effects, ask your healthcare provider about trying a hydrochlorothiazide alternative.
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