Heart & Cardiology/Avalide vs Avapro


Hello Doc and Seasons Greetings! I am 56, with hypertension, no other health issues. Last Spring I had my hypertension med changed from Avalide to Avapro (without the diuretic). I seemed to be making a few more than usual night time trips to the bathroom, and I thought removing the diuretic portion would help. It did seem to help for a few months, but lately, it is back to the way it was, if not worse. I am following the DASH diet, and taking saw palmetto, but that hasnt helped. I also seem to be holding more fluid than usual on my abdomen. I am not a heavy drinker so it cant be ascites. WAs it a mistake to go back on the Avapro and should I go back on the Avalide? Is there something else I could take to reduce the nocturnia? Thanks so much!

Hi Bud,
There are different reasons for peeing at night, that may include diuretics, heart failure and/or problems with you kidneys or prostate. Sounds like you need a visit to your doctor. I cannot judge this from here,
Hope this helps,
Dr T

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