Benefits of low vs high dosages of diuretics

Norman M Kaplan

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The mechanism of antihypertensive action of diuretics is outlined, side effects of diuretic therapy are described briefly, and the advantages of lower dosages of diuretics (usually given concomitantly with a beta-blocker or a centrally acting alpha-agonist) are reviewed. Clinical guidelines include a recommendation that serum potassium levels be carefully monitored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-204
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Therapeutics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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