Least-Prescribed Loop Diuretic May Be Most Helpful for Heart Failure Patients

Research shows that torsemides effects may last longer and be better tolerated, but the drug is pricier and some doctors say a weaker diuretic is adequate for many people.

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Loop diuretics are commonly prescribed to heart failure patients because they help reduce fluid buildup in the body, a common problem facing these individuals. But a recent study shows that of the three major types of loop diuretics, the one that may be the most effective is also the least prescribed.
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