Diuretic medicines help your body get rid of extra water and salt through your urine. They are also called water pills. Diuretics may be used alone or with other medicines to treat:
Diuretics work in the kidneys to help your body get rid of salt (sodium) and extra water. Removing extra water helps your blood pressure go down. When blood pressure is lower, the heart does not have to work as hard to pump blood to the rest of the body.
If you have any questions, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information. Be sure to keep all appointments for provider visits or tests.