potassium-sparing diuretic

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potassium-sparing diuretic

See diuretic.

potassium-sparing diuretic

Medtalk A diuretic that effects mild diuresis, while conserving K+ and Mg2+; PSDs may be more effective in maintaining the electrolyte balance than cation–K+, magnesium supplementation; PSDs include amiloride, triameterene, diazide, maxide, spironolactone See Diuretics. Cf Loop diuretic.

potassium-sparing diuretic

An agent that stimulates the kidneys to excrete water and sodium while retaining potassium. Drugs from this therapeutic class are used to treat hypertension, fluid retention in cirrhosis, and congestive heart failure.
See also: diuretic
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WellSpring manufactures and sells Dyrenium(R), a potassium sparing diuretic which is used to manage congestive heart failure and the edema associated with certain liver diseases.
WellSpring manufactures and sells Dyrenium(R), a potassium sparing diuretic, which is used to manage congestive heart failure and the edema associated with certain liver diseases.
WellSpring manufacturers and sells Dyrenium(R), a potassium sparing diuretic which is used to manage congestive heart failure and the edema associated with certain liver diseases.
WellSpring markets and sells DYRENIUM (R) a potassium sparing diuretic which is used to manage congestive heart failure and edema associated with certain liver diseases.
Caution is warranted with use of potassium citrate in the setting of chronic renal insufficiency or concomitantly with other drugs that may limit renal potassium excretion, such as potassium sparing diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor antagonists.
Other angiotensin II blockers, potassium sparing diuretics, heparin, potassium supplements or salt substitutes containing potassium may lead to an increase in serum potassium.