Diuretics

1. Diuretics are the most rapidly effective drugs for treating the symptoms of pulmonary congestion. They are no longer recommended as initial therapy for chronic heart failure because the resulting volume depletion may increase sympathetic stimulation. For long-term therapy, diuretics should be combined with ACE inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor antagonists (ARAs).

2. Patients with moderate-to-severe HF will usually require furosemide, 20160 mg, for adequate diuresis. The dosage may be increased and often doubled. In patients who respond poorly to high doses of furosemide, the addition of metolazone (Zaroxolyn) or HCTZ, 2.55.0 mg, 30-60 minutes before the morning dose of diuretic is often effective.

3. Torsemide (Demadex), 10-100 mg, is comparable to furosemide but with a longer duration of action.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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