Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Q: In Ascites, if patient requires both spironolactone and furosemide - what combination minimize the danger of hypokalemia?

Answer: Generally, patients with ascites respond well to spironolactone. For nonresponders, a loop diuretic may also be added.

The ratio of 100 mg : 40 mg reduces risks of hypokalemia.

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