Probable Need for Supplementation
Evidence suggests that loop diuretics interfere with the body’s metabolism of vitamin B
This effect may cause adverse consequences in one group of individuals who commonly take loop diuretics: people with heart failure. The heart depends on B
for proper function; therefore, this finding suggests that taking a B
supplement may be advisable. In fact, preliminary evidence suggests that thiamin supplementation does indeed improve heart function in individuals with congestive heart failure (CHF).