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  • Butting Out For Safer Surgery [English] Public

    The longer you go without smoking before surgery, the greater the benefits and the less chances of complications after surgery. This pamphlet explains how smoking can affect your recovery, the advantages of quitting, and the free services available to help you quit smoking. (English) Black & White

    Printing Cost:
    $0.06 (B&W)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    265982
  • Diuretics - Furosemide (Lasix), Metolazone (Zaroxolyn), Hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril), Chlorthalidone (Hygroton), Indapamide (Lozide) (Fraser Health) [English] Public

    Furosemide (Lasix ®), Metolazone (Zaroxolyn ®), Hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril®), Chlorthalidone (Hygroton®), Indapamide (Lozide ®) Diuretics get rid of excess fluid, improve symptoms of heart failure & treat high blood pressure. If you have heart failure, your heart may not pump blood around the body as well as it normally would. This may lead to accumulation of fluid in the lungs (causing shortness of breath) and tissues (causing swelling of legs, hands, and belly). Diuretics (“water pills”) prevent this accumulation of fluid by increasing the amount of salt and water your kidneys remove. Some diuretics are also used to treat high blood pressure. Why should I take this medication? How do diureticswork? What should I expect? How do I take diuretics? What should I watch for? Other helpful points. (English) Colour

    Printing Cost:
    $0.06 (B&W) $0.36 (Colour)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    262764
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