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Thiazide and Thiazide-Like Diuretics

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI
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CE: 2.5 hours Pharmacology: 2.5 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 773 reviews

Course Summary

The thiazide and thiazide-like diuretics are one of the four first-choice drugs for treating primary hypertension in specific populations. Because of their effectiveness in lowering blood pressure, the thiazide diuretics are still considered a first-line choice for treating hypertension in patients, including those with diabetes. The frequency of adverse effects for the thiazides is not reported in the prescribing information, and this makes it difficult to determine what adverse effects to expect. Clinicians should remember that when monitoring patients for adverse effects that the thiazides lower blood pressure, reduce intravascular volume, can affect electrolytes, glucose, and lipids, and uric acid, and may exacerbate or precipitate specific disease states.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction
II.          Clinical Terms And Definitions
1.   Creatinine Clearance
2.   Diuresis
3.   Diuretic
4.   Glomerular Filtration Rate
5.   Hypertension
6.   Orthostatic Hypertension
7.   Thiazide Diuretic
8.   Thiazide-like Diuretic
III.        Pharmacological Profile
1.   Category
2.   Uses
3.   Mechanism of Action
4.   Contraindications
5.   Warnings
6.   Disease-related Concerns
7.   Adverse Effects
8.   Use in Geriatrics
9.   Surgical Patients
10.        Use During Pregnancy
11.        Use During Breastfeeding
12.        Dietary Considerations
IV.         Thiazides And Primary Hypertension
1.   Effectiveness of Use
2.   Thiazides Compared to Thiazide-like Diuretics
3.   Low-dose Thiazide Therapy
4.   Combination Therapy and Monotherapy
5.   Thiazides, Hypertension and Black Americans
V.           Thiazides, Coronary Artery Disease And Hypertension
VI.         Thiazides, Diabetes Mellitus And Hypertension
VII.      Adjunctive Treatment For Edema
VIII.    Patient Monitoring And Education
IX.         Summary

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