water pill


: a diuretic pill

Examples of water pill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taking senna with diuretics (water pills) may cause potassium levels in the body to become imbalanced. Cristina Mutchler, Health, 1 July 2024 The medicines are basically water pills, said Ziebell. Kasha Patel, Washington Post, 19 June 2024 Other drugs include cisplatin (a chemotherapy drug), diuretics (water pills), and salicylates (pain and fever reducers). Yuliya Klochan, Health, 19 June 2024 One of the most common blood pressure medications is a diuretic or water pill. Michael Schuh Pharm.d., Anchorage Daily News, 2 Sep. 2023 However, water pills may cause nausea, headaches, and excess water weight. Madeleine Burry, Health, 9 Mar. 2023 Available over the counter, NSAIDs decrease prostaglandin levels in your body.10 Water pills: Also known as diuretics, water pills can relieve swelling and tenderness in your breasts. Madeleine Burry, Health, 9 Mar. 2023 But combining gotu kola with water pills—like Lasix (furosemide)—may result in too much water loss. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 2 Mar. 2023 Lasix is the type of diuretic better known as a water pill, meaning Efron was, to put it plainly, pissing his brains out to push his physique over the edge. Vulture, 7 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of water pill was in 1967

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“Water pill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20pill. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

water pill

: a diuretic pill
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