Diurectics are commonly referred to as “water pills” because they help the kidneys rid excess water and salt from the body (through the urine). Diuretics can decrease fluid in the lungs to help ease breathing and also pull fluid away from the belly, legs, hands, and feet.

  • Furosemide (Lasix)
  • Bumetanide (Bumex)
  • Torsemide (Demadex)
  • Metolazone (Zaroxolyn)
  • Chlorothiazide (Diuril)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (Hydro-Diuril)