By Joel Topf, MD - 17th Aug 2015 - Course previews

Acetazolamide and the potassium-sparing diuretics

Acetazolamide and the potassium sparing diueretics may be used to induce diuresis but that effect is incidental to their primary indication. In this video from our Fluid and Electrolytes Masterclass, you'll learn about the mechanism of action of these medications, how acetazolamide prevents altitude sickness, and why aldactone can be used for diuresis (but probably shouldn't be).

This is video #4 in our free teaching series on diuretics. 

In case you missed the first three videos of this Fluids and Electrolytes Masterclass series, you can find them here:
1. The philosophy of diuretics
2. Loop diuretics
3. Thiazide diuretics