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N112 Diuretics

N112 - Diuretic drug info for mid term

Types of diuretics Loop, potassium sparing, osmotic, carbonic anhydrase inhibitor
Uses HTN & edema due to CHF
Overall action Work along renal tubule, decrease reabsorption of NA+ & water, increase urine output
Loop Diuretic action work along the Loop of Henle, promotes excretion of Na+, chloride, K+ & water
General Side effects Electrolyte imbalance, cardiac dysrhythmias, dizziness, headache,
Excessive diuresis Can lead to dehydration
Ototoxicity Loop diuretics can cause tinnitus/hearing loss
Hyperkalemia In potassium sparing diuretics
Hyperglycemia In Loop diuretics
Considerations Record I & O, assess for reduction of edema, monitor lab work, especially electrolytes, monitor weight
Diet Eat food high in K+, EXCEPT if taking a potassium sparing diuretic
Created by: jrb265