Diuretics for Ménière's Disease
Eliminating excess fluid in the body may help prevent the buildup of fluid in the inner ear and reduce the possibility of an attack of vertigo. This may be done by using medicines that cause the body to lose water (diuretics) and by eating a diet low in sodium (a component of salt).
Commonly prescribed diuretics for Ménière's disease include chlorthalidone, furosemide, and hydrochlorothiazide. Possible side effects of diuretics include low blood pressure, weakness, cramps, and nausea.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Barrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology|
|Last Revised||April 12, 2012|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 12, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine|
Barrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology
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