On call: Diuretics and sulfa allergies

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Diuretics and sulfa allergies

Q. I was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. I was hoping that my doctor would prescribe a diuretic, but she said it would not be safe because I'm allergic to sulfa drugs. What do you think?

A. Until recently, I would have agreed, but an interesting study suggests diuretics may be safe for you.

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