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Oretic is commonly prescribed to control high blood pressure and treat water retention. The diuretic works by increasing the amount of salt and water removed from the blood, which causes a decrease in blood volume and a drop in blood pressure. The medication comes in tablet and capsule form, and is typically taken once a day. Possible side effects include nausea, electrolyte imbalances, dizziness, or vomiting.
Side Effects of OreticAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Oretic. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. If side effects do occur, they are often minor, meaning that they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
- Low blood potassium levels (hypokalemia) or other electrolyte imbalances
- Upset stomach (nausea) or vomiting.