potassium sparing diuretics

po·tas·si·um spar·ing di·u·ret·ics

diuretic agents that, unlike most diuretics, retain potassium (for example, triamterene, amiloride). Often used together with diuretics that promote loss of both sodium and potassium. Used in therapy for hypertension and congestive heart failure.
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Table 6 Medications that Cause Hyperkalemia * ACE inhibitors * Angiotensin receptor blockers * Antifungals * Beta-blockers * Calcium channel blockers * Antibiotics (penicillin G) * Cyclosporine * Digoxin * Aldosterone antagonist * Heparin * Hypertonic solutions (mannitol, glucose) * Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) * Pentamidine * Tacrolimus * Potassium sparing diuretics Sources: Crawford, 2014; Eliacik et al.
Digitalis poisoning may cause rise in K+ if potassium sparing diuretics are being used.
Commonly used diuretics are thiazides which are often added with potassium sparing diuretics.
The other two classes are thiazides diuretics and potassium sparing diuretics.