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CPhT Pharmacology

Ch. 21-25 - Drug Classes & Categories

What do Diuretics treat? high blood pressure and edema
How do Diuretics treat (mechanism of action)? cause the kidney to get rid of unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine. some of these drugs reduce the swelling and fluid retention, and also treat low potassium levels.
Number of different types of Diuretics 3
Names of the different types of Diuretics (categories) Thiazide, Loop, Potassium-sparing
spironolactone Aldactone
torsemide Demadex
furosemide Lasix
indapamide Lozol
triamterene/HCTZ Maxzide
hydrochlorothiazide Microzide
Created by: kvmittelstadt