What are diuretics?
Diuretics, sometimes called water pills, help rid your body of salt (sodium) and water. Most of these medicines help your kidneys release more sodium into your urine. The sodium helps remove water from your blood, decreasing the amount of fluid flowing through your veins and arteries.
In which of the following clients are thiazide diuretics contraindicated?
As far as the contraindications go, thiazide diuretics should be avoided in clients with conditions like gout, diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia. Thiazides are also contraindicated in clients who have renal failure with anuria.
What are the 4 types of diuretics?
There are three types of diuretics:
- Loop-acting diuretics, such as Bumex®, Demadex®, Edecrin® or Lasix®.
- Potassium-sparing diuretics, such as Aldactone®, Dyrenium® or Midamor®.
- Thiazide diuretics, such as Aquatensen®, Diucardin® or Trichlorex®.
What are examples of diuretics?
Examples of diuretics include: Loop diuretics, such as Lasix (furosemide), bumetanide, Demadex (torsemide), and Edecrin (ethacrynic acid) Thiazide diuretics, like Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide), chlorthalidone, and Zaroxolyn (metolazone)
Is Lasix a thiazide diuretics?
Lasix (thiazides) is an anthranilic acid derivative that is used as a strong diuretic in adults and children to treat excessive fluid accumulation (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, liver failure, renal failure, and nephritic syndrome.
What is the primary target for thiazide diuretics?
The primary target of hydrochlorothiazide (and other thiazide/thiazide-like diuretics) is the sodium-chloride symporter (SLC12A3, NCC) on the apical membrane of the renal distal tubule. Hydrochlorothiazide is transported from the blood to its site of action by the renal proximal tubule organic acid secretory pathway.
Which drug is used as diuretic?
Thiazides are the most commonly prescribed diuretics. They’re most often used to treat high blood pressure. These drugs not only decrease fluids, they also cause your blood vessels to relax. Thiazides are sometimes taken with other medications used to lower blood pressure.