Question about water pills.
Are there any water pills that are not related to or contain sulpha.
I am allergic to sulpha. I have been taking lasix.
At about the same time I started water pills,
I broke out in a rash. That was 31 months ago.
It is a rash similar to poison oak/ivy. It itches.
This rash is over 80% of my body. Mostly legs, torso, and arms.
I saw doctors and dermatologists and specialists.
I was poked and prodded and swabbed and biopsied.
And they couldn't find anything.
But they never tested me for being allergic to my water pills.
I posted a related question over on the Kitchen Table forum last week.
And somebody told me to research Lasix, that it is related to sulpha.
I did a Google search on "lasix allergy" and got lots of info.
The physicians desk reference says be wary of taking Lasix if allergic to sulpha.
The package inserts I get when I refill my medicine say the same.
I asked the pharmasist and he told me the same.
I went to my doctor yesterday and told him all of this.
And that I suspected that was what has been causing my allergic reaction for the last 31 months.
He changed my prescription. To HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide).
I looked up HCTZ online, I read the package insert, I asked the pharmacist.
Same deal. If you are allergic to sulpha you should be wary of taking HCTZ.
I want to research what water pills are available.
I am going to see a different doctor, and I want to be informed before I go.
So what water pills are available.
I have congestive heart failure.
I have to take water pills. But I want one without sulpha.
And I want one that is not related to sulpha.