Diuretics and their action in the Nephron. Thiazides and loop diuretics (lasix) are potassium wasting, so patients may need a supplement. Aldactone is potassium sparing, so watch for hyperkalemia.

Diuretics and their action in the Nephron. Thiazides and loop diuretics (lasix) are potassium wasting, so patients may need a supplement. Aldactone is potassium sparing, so watch for hyperkalemia.

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Potassium sparing diuretics are a class of drugs that work by changing the production of urine in your kidneys, leading to more fluid and less potassium being excreted.

Potassium sparing diuretics are a class of drugs that work by changing the production of urine in your kidneys, leading to more fluid and less potassium being excreted.

SPIRONOLACTONE - Potassium sparing diuretic - useful for preventing ascites and portal hypertension

SPIRONOLACTONE - Potassium sparing diuretic - useful for preventing ascites and portal hypertension

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Furosemide aka Lasix most commonly used diuretic. Used to reduce body water content (usually by inducing urination) for 2 conditions: hypertension or edema. It's the #1 treatment for edema assoc c CHF (aka left-sided) also used for pts c cirrhosis or renal impairment. A loop-diuretic, it acts on the Loop of Henle in the kidney. As it's NOT a potassium-sparing diuretic, most common adverse effect is electrolyte imbalance. Monitor lab and I/O. Lasix "lasts 6 hours" referring to duration of…

Furosemide aka Lasix most commonly used diuretic. Used to reduce body water content (usually by inducing urination) for 2 conditions: hypertension or edema. It's the #1 treatment for edema assoc c CHF (aka left-sided) also used for pts c cirrhosis or renal impairment. A loop-diuretic, it acts on the Loop of Henle in the kidney. As it's NOT a potassium-sparing diuretic, most common adverse effect is electrolyte imbalance. Monitor lab and I/O. Lasix "lasts 6 hours" referring to duration of…

Treat CHF, myocarditis, cardiomegaly, cirrhosis of the liver, cardiomyopathy, high BP. Potassium sparing diuretic

Treat CHF, myocarditis, cardiomegaly, cirrhosis of the liver, cardiomyopathy, high BP. Potassium sparing diuretic

Edema - definition of Edema in the Medical dictionary - by the Free Online Medical Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

Edema - definition of Edema in the Medical dictionary - by the Free Online Medical Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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The nephron is divided into 6 distinct parts Proximal (covoluted) tubule Descending loop of Henle Ascending loop of Henle Distal (convoluted) tubule Cortical collecting duct Distal collecting duct ...

The nephron is divided into 6 distinct parts Proximal (covoluted) tubule Descending loop of Henle Ascending loop of Henle Distal (convoluted) tubule Cortical collecting duct Distal collecting duct ...

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