If you have not already, always check the list of side effects associated with your prescription. Many medications act as diuretics, upping your urine output and your risk for dehydration.
Allergy and blood pressure medications are two common examples.
If diarrhea or vomiting is listed as a potential side effect, dehydration could be a side effect you may experience.
Types of Drugs that cause dehydration:
LaxativesIf you're constipated, your doctor may suggest you get relief with medications called laxatives. Used over a long period of time, laxatives can cause dehydration. Over-the-counter brands include:
- Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)
- Docusate (Colace)
DiureticsDoctors may suggest using these medications to treat high blood pressure or heart problems. This treatment can help cut the amount of fluid in your body and eases the pressure on the walls of your blood vessels.
- Heart failure
- Liver failure
- Edema (tissue swelling)
- Kidney disorders
- Chlorothiazide (Diuril)
- Eplerenone (Inspra)
- Furosemide (Lasix)
- Torsemide (Demadex)
- Triamterene (Dyrenium)
How Vida-Flo Works
Adding IV Hydration to a healthy regimen will help to counteract the dehydration effects and the inability to absorb vitamins sometimes caused by certain prescription medications.
Oral supplements and drinking water can only do so much when faced with the side effects and issues caused by diuretics and other meds. Having Vida-Flo infuse just one 1000 mL lactated ringer provides the equivalent of drinking 2.5 gallons of water with electrolytes. Additionally, adding additional vitamins your Hydrocare Provider recommends will help supplement and replace any nutrients your body may have an inability to absorb.
Vida-Flo does not cure your problem, but it goes a long way in defeating the debilitating dehydration and vitamin deficiencies that can be caused by some prescription medications.