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Diuretics

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What are the five classes of diuretics? Thiazide Loop Carbonic Anhydrase inhibitors Potassium-sparing Osmotic
Diuretics are used to keep the kidneys from reabsorbing what electrolyte? Sodium
How do diuretics lower blood pressure and volume? By causing the body to eliminate fluid
Hydrochlorothiazide is an example of what kind of diuretic? Thiazide
Furosemide is an example of what kind of diuretic? Loop
Mannitol is an example of what kind of diuretic? Osmotic
Spironolactone is an example of what kind of diuretic? Potassium-sparing
Acetazolomide is an example of what kind of diuretic? Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitor
Thiazides should not be used for patients who are on what medications? Digoxin Quinidine Lithium
Loop diuretics should not be used for patients who are on what medication? Aspirin Ibuprofen NSAIDS
Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitor should not be given to patients who have what condition? chronic noncongestive angle-closure glaucoma
Potassium-sparing diuretics should not be given to patients with what abnormal lab result? Hyperkalemia
Important nursing considerations Changing positions Lab results Signs and symptoms of electrolyte imbalances Monitor weight and I/O daily or more as needed
Created by: suemay11
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