Diuretic Drugs - BM5 RCR1

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1. Hyperuricaemia is a recognised adverse effect of thiazide diuretics. Why?

  • Secretion of thiazides competes with uric acid secretion
  • Thiazides prevent uric acid reabsorption
  • Thiazides blow up uric acid
  • Thiazides promot excess uric acid reabsorption
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2. Which of the following are examples of side effects of loop diuretics?

  • Cushing's disease, polymyalgia rheumatica and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis, hypokalaemia and deafness
  • Hypertension, oedema and diabetes
  • Pneumonia, tuberculosis and lung cancer

3. True or false: loop diuretics are effective in situations where renal function is diminished?

  • True
  • False

4. True or false: thiazide diuretics increase Na+, Cl- & H2O excretion?

  • True
  • False

5. True or false: thiazide diuretics may cause hypercholesterolaemia during the first six months of administration?

  • True
  • False


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