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Thiazide diuretics are well-known to help with edema and hypertension.
Thiazides need to monitored for electrolyte imbalances. Hypokalemia is a real and significant possibility.
Thiazide diuretics can also raise uric acid which can impact our patients with gout. Pay attention to use in this patient population.
I also cover drug interactions and the mechanism of action of thiazide diuretics on this episode.
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