Many prescription and non-prescription medicines can cause dehydration. A few examples are:
Blood pressure medicines.
If you think that your dehydration is caused by a medicine:
Call the doctor who prescribed the medicine to find out if you should stop taking it or take a different one. An appointment may not be necessary.
If you are taking a non-prescription medicine, stop taking it. Call your doctor if you feel you need to continue taking the medicine.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine