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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60-67

Diuretic strategies in medical disorders


1 Department of Nephrology, INHS Klayani, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Medicine and GE Medicine, INHS Klayani, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Cardiology, INHS Klayani, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vijoy Kumar Jha
INHS Kalyani, Vishakhapatnam - 530 005, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/cmi.cmi_15_18

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Diuretics are often the cornerstone of treatment for volume overload in the emergency setting. The pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of diuretics differ in various clinical scenarios. The choice of a diuretic, its maximum dosage, and spacing of doses are important clinical issues which every medical practitioner needs to be aware of. In this review, we discuss the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of diuretics, their therapeutic implications, and best strategies for use in various clinical conditions.


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