Which medications in the drug class Diuretic agents are used in the treatment of Coarctation of the Aorta?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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Diuretic agents

These agents promote excretion of water and electrolytes by the kidneys. They are used to treat heart failure or hepatic, renal, or pulmonary disease when sodium and water retention have resulted in edema or ascites. Generally includes a loop diuretic that inhibits sodium chloride reabsorption in the ascending loop of Henle.

Furosemide (Lasix)

Increases excretion of water by interfering with chloride-binding cotransport system, which, in turn, inhibits sodium chloride reabsorption in the ascending loop of Henle and distal renal tubules. Dose must be individualized to patient. Depending on response, administer at increments no sooner than 6-8 h after the previous dose, until desired diuresis occurs.


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