diuretics

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diuretics

These increase the output of urine and so reduce body fluid levels.
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Potassium-sparing diuretics conserve potassium by inhibiting the action of aldosterone.
Potassium-sparing diuretics, such as amiloride, spironolactone (Aldactone), and triamterene (Dyrenium).
If the target BP cannot be achieved with 3 drugs in those classes, other medications such as potassium-sparing diuretics or beta-blockers can be added.
These drugs include alpha-2 receptor agonists and loop diuretics, potassium-sparing diuretics, thiazide diuretics, and combination diuretics, Katherine Levandoski said at the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology.
Potassium-sparing diuretics such as amiloride have been avoided because of perceived lack of BP-lowering efficacy and increased risk of hyperkalemia because of increasing use of RAS blockers.
There are different types of diuretics, including thiazide, loop and potassium-sparing diuretics.
I believe these results will return potassium-sparing diuretics to prominence," said Dr.
Thiazides are the first-line choice of diuretic (loop and potassium-sparing diuretics are more likely to be used if you have heart failure), but they may not be suitable for people with impaired kidney function.
Among the three subclasses of diuretics, potassium-sparing diuretics produce the most modest diuresis.
The study authors suggested that the beneficial effect on urinary excretion could be similar to action of potassium-sparing diuretics due to unchanged potassium levels in the Se-SM group.
Decrease potassium replacement if serum potassium is raised or decrease/stop potassium-sparing diuretics.
The classes of drugs used to treat hypertension are angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs), angiotensin 1I receptor antagonists (ARBs), direct renin antagonists, calcium channel blockers (CCBs), alpha-1 blockers, direct vasodilators, diuretics, beta-blockers (BBs), potassium-sparing diuretics, aldosterone receptor blockers and centrally acting alpha-2 antagonists.