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Effects of OreticA blood pressure reading consists of two numbers -- for example, 120/80. The top number is known as the systolic blood pressure, and the bottom number is the diastolic blood pressure. During clinical studies in people taking Oretic, both systolic and diastolic blood pressures decreased significantly.
- Oretic comes in tablet and capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day, although it may be taken several times a day.
- You can take it with or without food.
- If necessary, Oretic tablets (but not capsules) may be split in half.
- Oretic should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of medicine in your blood. However, some people do not need to take it every day, especially those who are taking it for fluid retention.
- Because Oretic increases urination, it is best to take it in the morning (to avoid needing to get up to use the bathroom throughout the night). If you take Oretic multiple times per day, it is best to take the last dose of the day before 6:00 PM (unless you are instructed otherwise).
- For the medication to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed; it will not work if you stop taking it.