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potassium sparing diuretic

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
75 years experience Endocrinology
Diuretics potassium: Potassium is excreted by the kidney in patients on sodium losing diuretics like Furosemide and hctz there is potassium wasting some of this loss can b ... Read More
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Dr. Ionel Donca
25 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Possible: Potassium sparing diuretics tend to decrease the amount of potassium elimanted by kidneys . If a patient needs to take diuretics due to fluid retenti ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No: Not unless your renal function deteriorates.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Depends: On multiple issues including kidney function. Certain diuretics work better with certain levels of kidney function/dysfunction. In general a thiazide ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Directly proportional to the amount of alcohol you drink.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Certain diuretics: can lower the potassium level, but this is considered a side effect. Diuretics are NOT used to TREAT an elevated potassium level (hyperkalemia). If ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Promote: Virtually all diuretics promote excretion of potassium. Chlorine follows passively to maintain electrical neutrality.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Possibly: Depending on the specific diuretic you are taking. Some diuretics waste more potassium than others. Also if you are taking a potassium sparing diureti ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Hypokalemia: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypokalemia
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Varies: diuretics are very common. Any other medication? Nephroparhy with potassium loss. Some adrenal issues. Need full history and exams and imaging
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
32 years experience Cardiology
Poor heart function: if the heart is weak, then it does not pump forward well, and fluid backs up in places - ankles/feet; lungs; belly. diuretics help drive excess fluid ... Read More

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