Genitourinary

What You Need to Know About Spironolactone for the NCLEX

What You Need to Know About Spironolactone (Aldactone) for the NCLEX

Potassium can send you down into a spiral. That is why Spironolactone (Aldactone) is a potassium-sparing diuretic! Spironolactone (Aldactone) has a direct effect on the...
Top Key Points About Diuretics

Top Key Points You Need to Know About Diuretics

Direct routes of diuretics to administer to the patients are by mouth (PO), IV, and IM. There are loop diuretics and thiazide diuretics that...
What You Need to Know About Osmitrol for the NCLEX

What You Need to Know About Osmitrol for the NCLEX

Osmitrol is an osmotic diuretic. It focuses on increasing the osmotic pressure of the glomerular filtrate. Osmitrol, osmotic diuretic, and osmotic pressure all start...
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Diuretic Drugs: Loop, Thiazide, Potassium Sparing, Osmotic

What type of diuretic drug is furosemide?What is the difference between potassium sparing and thiazides?When would you give an osmotic drug?In under 7 minutes,...
Pathophysiology of Acute Renal Failure

Acute Renal Failure Pathophysiology Simplified

Acute Renal FailureCan be classified as prerenal failure, intrarenal failure, or postrenal failure. Can be reversible. Can lead to chronic renal failure. Caused...

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NCLEX Pharmacology for Nurses: Potassium Chloride

Potassium chloride is an electrolyte replacement that is given for potassium deficiency.Potassium chloride can be given intravenously and orally. Do not ever give potassium...