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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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Loop diuretics are diuretics that act at the ascending loop of Henle in the kidney. They are primarily used in medicine to treat hypertension and edema often due to congestive heart failure or renal insufficiency.

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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…

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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)

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Bumetanide Bumex Bumetanide is a potent diuretic (water pill) that causes a profound increase in urine output (diuresis) by preventing the kidney from retaining fluid. Specifically, it blocks the reabsorption of sodium and fluid from the kidney’s tubules. It is in a class of diuretics called “loop” diuretics which also includes furosemide (Lasix) and torsemide (Demadex).

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