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Which diuretic is best for elderly: furosemide or spironolactone?

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Dr. Bennett Werner answered

Specializes in Cardiology

They're apples and oranges! Lasix (furosemide) is a potent diuretic. Spironolactone is a weak diuretic that is usually used with Furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide because it helps counteract the loss by the kidneys of potassium those diuretics cause. Moreover, it counteracts a hormone that make heart failure worse and that effect is independent of its diuretic effect.

Answered May 27, 2019

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