Following cheaphealer's interesting post here Exposing and stopping the Thiazide Holocaust
I looked up Taurine and found several papers that not only confirm Cheaphealer's ideas but lead on to other interesting information that makes me wonder why it is so ignored.
Taurine and atherosclerosis
Potential role of taurine in the prevention of diabetes and metabolic syndrome
TAURINE DIURETIC AND RENAL-REVITALIZING EFFECTS IN NONAGENARIANS Taurine decreases hyperuricemia greater than 8.6 mg/dL to normal levels in 3 to 6 months.
Review: Taurine: A “very essential” amino acid
IHERB do a Now foods Taurine Powder quite cheap. Codes available for initial discount if you ask.
In one of the papers above they used 1.0 g three times per day to relieve edema without causing hypotension in nonagenarians in another 6g day was used so the powder version is going to work out cheaper than capsules. It's no problem to dissolve and doesn't taste.
If anyone can't get any of the papers listed above to download then do ask and I'll find a way to let your read them. They all downloaded for me but that may because I've logged into the site before.