Mnemonic for diuretics classification:
Here I have provide mnemonic for diuretics classification.
Mnemonic: R C B L O A T
- Diuretics are the drugs which increase the urine outflow and also increase the urine production.
- Bloating is a related word for diuretics. (Link)
- If retention of urine occurs, it cause abdominal bloating. (Retention of urine causes bloating)
Mnemonic prepared based on Retention and bloating. That is retention causes bloating.
Retention Causes BLOATing (R C BLOAT)
R- Renal epithelial Sodium (Na+) Channel blocker (inhibitor) (Potassium sparing diuretics)
Ex: Amiloride, Triamterene
C- Carbonic Anhydrase inhibitors (Weak diuretics)
B- Benzothaizides (Medium efficiency diuretics)
Ex: Hydrochlorothiazide, Hydroflumethiazide
L- Loop diuretics (High efficiency diuretics)
Ex: Furosemide, Torasemide
O- Osmotic diuretics (Weak diuretics)
Ex: Mannitol, Glycerol
Aldosterone antagonists (Potassium sparing diuretics)
Ex: Spironolactone, Eplerenone
T-Thiazide like diuretics (Medium efficiency diuretics)
Ex: Chlorthiazide, Metolazone.
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