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Diuretics and their action in the Nephron. Thiazides and loop diuretics (lasix) are potassium wasting, so patients may need a supplement. Aldactone is potassium sparing, so watch for hyperkalemia.

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Furosemide aka Lasix most commonly used diuretic. Used to reduce body water content (usually by inducing urination) for 2 conditions: hypertension or edema. It's the #1 treatment for edema assoc c CHF (aka left-sided) also used for pts c cirrhosis or renal impairment. A loop-diuretic, it acts on the Loop of Henle in the kidney. As it's NOT a potassium-sparing diuretic, most common adverse effect is electrolyte imbalance. Monitor lab and I/O. Lasix "lasts 6 hours" referring to duration of…

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Treat CHF, myocarditis, cardiomegaly, cirrhosis of the liver, cardiomyopathy, high BP. Potassium sparing diuretic

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How do Potassium Sparing Diuretics Work

Potassium sparing diuretics are a class of drugs that work by changing the production of urine in your kidneys, leading to more fluid and less potassium being excreted.