Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

diuretic_rx

Categories

Medications

Diuretic medications
Diuretic medication usage in last 2 weeks

Diuretic medications include pure diuretic medications and combination diuretic/hypertension medications.

Value Coding
0 (no) if participant was not taking any diuretic (pure or hypertension combination) medication at this visit
1 (yes) if participant was taking any diuretic (pure or hypertension combination) medication at this visit

Participants supplied all medications prescribed by a doctor, vitamins, supplements, and over the counter remedies and medicines taken in the 2 weeks prior to the evaluation. Direct visual inspection of all containers of prescription and over-the-counter agents allowed for medication documentation. Medications were subsequently coded using the Medi-Span Drug Data Base system.

Medications include:

FUROSEMIDE             HYDROCHLOROT             TRIAMT/HCTZ
LASIX                  DIOVAN HCT               SPIRONOLACT
HYZAAR                 DYAZIDE                  TRIAM/HCTZ
ZESTORETIC             INDAPAMIDE               AVALIDE
ALDACTONE              ZAROXOLYN                AMILOR/HCTZ
METOLAZONE             BUMETANIDE               LISINOP-HCTZ
VASERETIC              TORSEMIDE                LOTENSIN HCT

Medi-Span. Master Drug Data Base Documentation Manual. Indianapolis, IN: Medi-Span, 1995.