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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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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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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…

Examples of thiazide diuretics include: Chlorothiazide (Diuril) Hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide) Indapamide Metolazone (Zaroxolyn) Chlorthalidone Examples of loop diuretics include: Bumetanide Ethacrynic acid (Edecrin) Furosemide (Lasix) Torsemide (Demadex) Examples of potassium-sparing diuretics include: Amiloride Eplerenone (Inspra) Spironolactone (Aldactone) Triamterene (Dyrenium)

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Examples of thiazide diuretics include: Chlorothiazide (Diuril) Hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide) Indapamide Metolazone (Zaroxolyn) Chlorthalidone Examples of loop diuretics include: Bumetanide Ethacrynic acid (Edecrin) Furosemide (Lasix) Torsemide (Demadex) Examples of potassium-sparing diuretics include: Amiloride Eplerenone (Inspra) Spironolactone (Aldactone) Triamterene (Dyrenium)