Which medications in the drug class Diuretics, Loop are used in the treatment of Vitamin Toxicity?

Updated: Dec 26, 2017
  • Author: Mark Rosenbloom, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Diuretics, Loop

Diuretics induce calciuresis. In patients with severe hypercalcemia, the individual typically is volume depleted, which means that volume should be replaced with saline prior to institution of diuretic therapy.

Furosemide (Lasix)

Furosemide inhibits the resorption of sodium and chloride in the loop of Henle and the proximal and distal tubules of the kidney. Its onset of action is rapid after an intravenous dose.


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