Diuretic Drugs - BM5 RCR1

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1. Which of the following best lists the therapeutic uses for thiazide diuretics?

  • Congestive heart failure, hypotension, anaemia & oedema
  • Mild heart failure, hypertension, anaemia & oedema
  • Mild heart failure, hypertension, ascites & oedema
  • Congestive heart failure, hypertension, appendicitis & oedema
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2. Hypokalaemia is a recognised adverse effect of thiazide diuretics. What can this cause?

  • DVT
  • Pneumonia
  • Arrythmias
  • Cerebral haemorrhage

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

  • True
  • False

4. Broadly speaking, how do potassium-sparing diuretics work?

  • Promote Na+ re-entry into the lumen
  • Inhibit Na+ re-entry into the interstitium
  • Inhibit Na+ re-entry into the lumen
  • Promote Na+ re-entry into the interstitium

5. Loop diuretics are commonly used in treating which of the following conditions?

  • Pulmonary oedema, hypertension and diabetes
  • Pulmonary oedema, hypertension and hypokalaemia
  • Peripheral oedema, pulmonary oedema and congestive heart failure
  • Peripheral oedema, angina pectoris and stroke

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