potassium-sparing diuretic


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potassium-sparing diuretic

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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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Closer analysis showed the potassium-sparing diuretics accounted for all the risk reduction attributed to their drug class (aHR, 0.
In particular, special caution should be exercised in the use of potassium-sparing diuretics during concomitant therapy with ACE inhibitors, as this class of diuretics inherently increases serum potassium levels.
NSAIDs-ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve and others) when taken long-term and daily for arthritis or other problems, potassium-sparing diuretics (spironolactone and others), potassium supplementation, ACE inhibitors (Capoten, Vasotec, Zestril, and others), angiotensin-II receptor antagonists (Cozaar, Diovan, Avapro, and others), aldosterone antagonists, and heparin.
NSAIDs - ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve and others) when taken long-term and daily for arthritis or other problems, potassium-sparing diuretics (spironolactone and others), potassium supplementation, ACE inhibitors (Capoten, Vasotec, Zestril, and others), angiotensin-II receptor antagonists (Cozaar, Diovan, Avapro, and others), aldosterone antagonists, and heparin.
As with other drugs that block angiotensin II or its effects, concomitant use of potassium-sparing diuretics, potassium supplements, or salt substitutes containing potassium may lead to increases in serum potassium.
Concomitant use of AMTURNIDE with potassium-sparing diuretics, potassium supplements, or other salt substitutes containing potassium may lead to increases in serum potassium.
NSAIDs-ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve, and others) when taken long-term and daily for arthritis or other diseases or conditions, Potassium-sparing diuretics (spironolactone and others), Potassium supplementation, ACE inhibitors (Capoten, Vasotec, Zestril, and others), angiotensin-II receptor antagonists (Cozaar, Diovan, Avapro, and others), aldosterone antagonists, and heparin.
Three small nonrandomized studies found that spironolactone was more effective than potassium-sparing diuretics in hypertensive patients with primary aldosteronism.
Serum potassium levels should be monitored and potassium-sparing diuretics should not be used during Prograf therapy (see PRECAUTIONS).
Medications that may increase serum potassium include ACE inhibitors, angiotensin-II receptor antagonists, potassium-sparing diuretics, potassium supplementation, heparin, aldosterone antagonists, and NSAIDs.
Use caution when prescribing ANGELIQ to women who regularly take other medications that can increase potassium, such as NSAIDs, potassium-sparing diuretics, potassium supplements, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin-II receptor antagonists, and heparin.
Medications that may increase serum potassium include ACE inhibitors, angiotensin-ll receptor antagonists, potassium-sparing diuretics, potassium supplementation medications, aldosterone antagonists and NSAIDs.