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Relieving Water Retention With Moduretic

Moduretic Uses for Water Retention

One common cause of water retention is congestive heart failure (CHF). This is a condition where the heart cannot pump enough blood throughout the body. It does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It means that your heart is not able to pump blood the way that it should. This can lead to symptoms of CHF that include:
 
 
Moduretic can help with water retention by helping the body to get rid of the extra fluid. The drug does not cure congestive heart failure.
 

How Does Moduretic Work?

Moduretic is a diuretic, which is commonly referred to as a "water pill." It contains two diuretics that work together to keep electrolyte levels in balance. Hydrochlorothiazide, while effective, often causes low potassium levels in the blood. On the other hand, amiloride is a "potassium-sparing" diuretic, meaning that it can actually increase potassium levels in the blood. When taken together, these medications balance each other out.
 
Moduretic works by increasing the amount of salt and water the kidneys remove from the blood. This extra salt and water is then passed out through the urine. By increasing the amount of water removed from the blood, Moduretic causes a decrease in blood volume. Because of this effect, the drug can lower blood pressure and can also help with water retention
 

Moduretic Uses in Children

Moduretic has not been adequately studied in children or adolescents, and is not approved for these age groups. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.
 
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