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Diuretics for high blood pressure - how do they work?

Will water tablets reduce my blood pressure?

Dr Louisa Draper

"Diuretics are a type of medicine commonly used to reduce high blood pressure. They are sometimes called ‘water tablets’ because of the way they can also make you pass urine more often than usual."

Dr Louisa Draper

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Diuretics are a type of medicine commonly used to lower high blood pressure. They are sometimes called ‘water tablets’ because of the way they can also make you pass urine more often than usual. They are often used in combination with other medicines to treat high blood pressure.