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Diuretics may be grouped as potassium-wasting and potassium-sparing. Some are referred to as loop diuretics, osmotic diuretics, and thiazides.

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Diuretics are grouped into three main categories: thiazide diuretics, loop diuretics, and potassium-sparing diuretics. Each category works by different mechanisms to increase urine output and reduce fluid retention in the body. Thiazide diuretics are commonly used for treating high blood pressure, while loop diuretics are often used for reducing excess fluid in conditions like heart failure or kidney disease. Potassium-sparing diuretics help maintain potassium levels while promoting diuresis.

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What are some types of Loop diuretics?

loop diuretics loop diuretics The Potassium sparing kind. IE. Hydrochlorothiazide with triamterene or "Dyazide."


What is a common name for diuretics?

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What are some types of Thiazide diuretics?

Thiazide diuretics include such commonly used diuretics as hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDIURIL, Esidrix), chlorothiazide (Diuril), and chlorthalidone (Hygroton)


What would be a reasonable mechanism for diuretics?

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What type of electrolyte imbalance can be caused by diuretics?

There is loss of potassium salts when you use diuretics.


Is diuretics banned?

No.


What vitamins act as diuretics?

Yes, especially B6, so be careful if you are already taking diuretics.


Can you use loop diuretics instead of thiazide diuretics in nephrogenic diabetes inspidius what will happen?

In most cases it has been noted that loop diuretics worsen the condition of the kidney in diabetes insip.


Do diuretics cause fatigue?

Some people feel unusually tired when they first start taking diuretics


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