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2012-07-31 06:52:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — University of Cincinnati researchers have discovered a new genetic target for diuretic therapy in patients with fluid overload, such as those with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis or kidney failure. These results could lead to the first new diuretic therapy in 25 years and could help patients who have a diuretic resistance. Diuretics help increase urine output and help patients get rid of excess fluid when kidneys can´t perform that function....

2011-02-23 17:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill. and OSAKA, Japan, February 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) announced today that Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc. U.S., submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an investigational fixed-dose combination of azilsartan medoxomil plus chlorthalidone (CLD) for the treatment of hypertension, or high blood pressure. Discovered by Takeda, azilsartan medoxomil is an...

2009-07-21 00:20:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tekturna HCT((R)) (aliskiren and hydrochlorothiazide) tablets as initial therapy for patients who are likely to need multiple drugs to achieve their blood pressure goals. Tekturna HCT is a single-pill combination of Tekturna((R)) (aliskiren), the first and only approved direct renin inhibitor, and the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), one of the most commonly-used high blood pressure...

2009-05-14 09:53:15

HOUSTON "“"“ New research supports the findings of a landmark drug comparison study published in 2002 in which a diuretic drug or "water pill" outperformed other medications for high blood pressure. A scientific team including investigators from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston reports the findings in the May 11 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. About one in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, which, according to the...

2008-11-25 15:35:42

The drop in blood potassium levels caused by diuretics commonly prescribed for high blood pressure could increase diabetes risk, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore said diuretics accelerate loss of fluids and also deplete important chemicals, including potassium, so that those who take them are generally advised to eat bananas and other potassium-rich foods to counteract the effect. Previous studies have told us that when...

2008-09-17 15:00:37

Patients with high blood pressure who took a diuretic and a potassium-sparing drug, reduced cardiac mortality by 40 percent, U.S. researchers said. The current U.S. hypertension treatment guidelines recommend using a thiazide diuretic -- a drug that increases the volume of urine -- alone as the initial drug therapy for high blood pressure, senior author Dr. John Oates said. The Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers analyzed data from existing clinical trials of diuretic drugs...

2006-07-13 14:45:47

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking a diuretic or 'water pill' for heart failure or to lower blood pressure seems to more than triple the risk of suffering recurrent bouts of gout, according to a new report. Gout is caused by deposition of urate crystals in joints, often the big toe joint. A link between diuretic use and excessive uric acid in the blood was established more than four decades ago, Dr. David J. Hunter, from Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues note in...


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