Thiazide Diuretics

Thiazide diuretics act upon the kidneys to stimulate urine production. This can also result in excessive loss of sodium chloride, bicarbonate, and potassium ions. It is common practice to increase supplemental potassium intake during Thiazide use. Normal reference ranges for potassium are:

Serum=3.5-5.1 m Eq/L Plasma (heparin) =3.5-4.5 mEq/L

--For those under medical care. Maxide, Hydrodiuril are common brands of Thiazide diuretics and hydrachlorothiazide is a generic chemical name for popular Thiazide.

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