Q; Is Digoxin a diuretic?
A: Yes it has direct diuretic property! Digoxin increases diuresis by at least 4 mechanisms
- Direct vasodilation
- Increased CO improves renal hemodynamics
- Inhibition of tubular reabsorption of sodium, of renal Na+ -K+-ATPase, and of concentrating and diluting ability
- Increased secretion of atrial natriuretic peptide
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