Flashcards in Diuretics Deck (14)
What are the three ways a diuretic can be given?
PO, IV, IM
Why are diuretics prescribed?
Chronic heart Failure
When should clients take this medication?
In the morning to prevent nocturia
Why should clients take diuretics during this time?
If taken in the evening, clients will be going to the bathroom all night.
What should clients be monitored for?
Dehydration, Low K+ hyponatremia, and weight loss
Loop and Thiazide diuretics inhibit which electrolytes?
Potassium, sodium, chloride
Lasix (furosemide) is a ____ diuretic
Thiazide diuretics are contraindicated in clients allergic to?
_____ is an osmotic diuretic used to reduce ICP
Because Mannitol crystallizes at room temperature; you will need a _____ needle to draw up
Spironolactone (Aldactone) is a _____ sparing diuretic
Because Spironolactone helps the body retain potassium, the client is at risk for?
If your client's K+=3.0 and Lasix and Spironolactone are both ordered, how would you proceed?
Only give the spironolactone The potassium is low and Lasix will only create more K+ loss.