What is a loop diuretic?

Loop diuretic. A loop diuretic is a blood pressure medicine that acts on the kidney, specifically the loop of henley to decrease fluid resorption. This results in reduced blood volume and with that decreased blood pressure. A side effect of these meds is that they can cause potassium wasting.

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Why loop diuretic give befor breakfast?

Best time to. Ideally patients are instructed to take a diuretic, loop/thiazide or potassium sparing, in the morning. The reason being revolves around their mechanisms of action, which cause a patient to urinate. It is better that someone urinate throughout the day and much less so at night, so that he/she can sleep. . Read more...