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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I believe these results will return potassium-sparing diuretics to prominence," said Dr.
potassium-sparing diuretics, NSAIDs, ACE inhibitors, ARBs.
Potassium-sparing diuretics, potassium supplements, or potassium-containing salt substitutes may lead to significant increases in serum potassium.
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.
Group 4 - Potassium-sparing diuretics-aldosterone antagonists
Triamterene, on the other hand, is an example of a potassium-sparing diuretic.
The medicine is known as a potassium-sparing diuretic because, unlike some other diuretics, it does not cause the body to lose potassium.
Elderly patients who took potassium-sparing diuretics had a 70% lower rate of developing Alzheimer's disease than those who did not take antihypertensive drugs in a population-based study of dementing illnesses, reported Ara S.
It should be used with caution in women on other medications that can increase potassium, including NSAIDs, potassium-sparing diuretics, ACE inhibitors, or angiotensin II receptor antagonists.
Patients being treated with potassium-sparing diuretics, potassium-supplements or strong inhibitors of CYP3A4 (e.
Potassium-sparing diuretics obviously may spare potassium and magnesium.