Annette (Gbemudu) Ogbru, PharmD, MBA
Dr. Gbemudu received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Nova Southeastern University, her PharmD degree from University of Maryland, and MBA degree from University of Baltimore. She completed a one year post-doctoral fellowship with Rutgers University and Bristol Myers Squibb.
In this Article
- What are diuretics and how do they work?
- For what conditions are diuretics used?
- Are there differences among diuretics?
- What are side effects of diuretics?
- What are the drug interactions of diuretics?
- Examples of diuretics
- Thiazides diuretics
- Loop diuretics
- Potassium sparing diuretics
- Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
- Osmotic diuretics
- Nonprescription diuretics
Examples of diuretics
- chlorothiazide [(Diuril) (oral or sodium injection)]
- chlorthalidone (Hygroton)
- indapamide (Lozol)
- hydrochlorothiazide (Hydrodiuril)
- methyclothiazide (Enduron)
- metolazone (Zaroxolyn, Diulo, Mykrox)
- bumetanide (Bumex)
- furosemide [(Lasix) (oral or injection)]
- ethacrynate (Edecrin)
- torsemide [(Demadex) (oral or injection)]
Potassium sparing diuretics
Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
- glycerin (Glycerol)
- Mannitol IV
- Maximum Strength Aqua Ban
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