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Metolazone And Furosemide
Furosemide is a potent diuretic which increases dramatically urine output in most patients. It is most frequently used in patients who are fluid overloaded such as in congestive heart failure. Potassium , sodium and magnesium can be lost in excess with the use of Furosemide and must be closely monitored. It is much stronger than other diuretics used for ...Read more
Diuretics: Both are diuretics, but they work in very different ways. Lasix (furosemide) will cause the body to excrete potassium while spironolactone will cause the body to retain potassium. This is an important difference. These diuretics are sometimes given together, but they are not interchangeable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tricky : Heart failure in the setting of low blood pressure is challenging. Diuretics like Lasix (furosemide) can be used but support of the cardiac output is essential. Acute care is usually in the ICU with IV meds. Chronic heart failure managed as an outpatient with diuretics, ace inhibitors, and other cardiac meds requires close follow-up of blood pressure, electrolytes, and kidney function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Yes this is used once daily for hypertension.Its a diuretic ie eliminates salt [ sodium chloride] which in turn helps to lower blood presssure.Salt restriction is advised as well.Its a combination medication to minimise the risk of pottassium loss as one of the components retains pottassium. ...Read more
Hypercalcemia(5.8-6.5).A doctor asked to replace Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) by Amlor.Other Doctor said Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) doesnt increase Potassium.Does Exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) cause Hypercalcemia?
Read the label: B"sd as far as meds thiazide diuretics decrease urine and increase blood calcium. exforge hct (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and valsartan) (amlodipine valsartan hydrochlorothiazide tablets) - has thiazide, plain exforge (amlodipine valsartan tablets) does not cause it to my knowledge. In any case, HCT causes mild hypercalcemia - should not bring on confusion etc unless other issues with low sodium etc. glad to discuss details and diabetes ...Read more
Taking the Toprol (metoprolol) 100 norvasc 5 lasix 20 for blood-pressure and diastolic CHF. Better meds (cozaar?) or diuretics for diabetes and kidney conditions?
They're different: 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. ...Read more
Which is the best treatment for hbp: exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) or diltiazem and lisinopril?
Is it good to use Lasix (furosemide) and hydrochlorothiazide together in the treatment of hypertension?
How does the combination of lisinopril (an acei) and hydrochlorthiazide (a diuretic) act to lower blood pressure?
Use carefully: These two drugs are used commonly to treat hypertension and are very effective. They must be used with caution however as both drugs have to the potential to raise potassium. Also kidney failure can result if dehydration occurs. Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (nsaids) should be avoided. ...Read more
Yes, but, be careful: Any dehydration will make Lisinopril slow down your kidney function. So, if you have anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea (causing mild dehydration), the maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) will make your dehydration worse due to obligatory urine (water) loss caused by maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) (a diuretic). In this case, Lisinopril will be deleterious to your kidneys until you correct the dehydration. So, if you are losing fluids hold maxzide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene). ...Read more
Yes.: They frequently are . The two are also available in a combo pill. ...Read more
Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) & Coffee: Dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) is a combination pill that contain 2 different types of diuretic, hydrochlorothiazide and triamterne. There are no known interaction between dyazide (hydrocholorthiazide and triamterene) and caffeine. ...Read more