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                 Loop Diuretics
These tablets are known to many people as ‘water pills’. They increase the amount of salt and water passed in the urine, keeping fluid from accumulating in your body and causing your feet, ankles, legs and abdomen to swell.
Each dose of your diuretic works for about four hours or so. You may need to pass large amounts of urine regularly during those few hours. For that reason, diuretics are commonly taken in the morning, with sometimes a second dose in the afternoon. This avoids the need to pass urine overnight. However, diuretics often do not need to be taken at a fixed time, so you can schedule your dose to accommodate your plans for the day.

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