Thiazide Diuretics Flashcards
Mechanism of Action: Thiazide Diuretics
Thiazide Diuretics inhibit sodium reabsorption in the distal convoluted tubule causing increased excretion of sodium, chloride, water, and potassium.
FDA Indications: Thiazide Diuretics
Adverse Effects of Thiazide Duretics
- Dry mouth
- Muscle cramps
- Orthostatic Hypotension
Patient Counseling Tips
Patients should be advised to take Thiazide Diuretics in the morning to prevent __________.
Patients taking Thiazide Diuretics should be advised to stand up slowly after lying down because these medications can cause ________ _________.
Patients taking Thiazide Diuretics should be advised to avoid sunlight due to risk of ___________.
Patients taking Thiazide Diuretics should be advised to take it with food or milk if ________ upset occurs.
Patients should be advised that Thiazide Diuretics can decrease the amount of _______ in the body.
Diabetic patents taking Thiazide Diuretics should be advised that this medication can __________ blood sugar.