Clinical pharmacology of loop diuretics: a comparative study.

The authors performed two studies to clarify the characteristics, analogies and differences of three loop diuretics (furosemide, bumetanide and piretanide) aiming at more precise indications for their clinical use. In the first study, they compared bumetanide and piretanide by the method of compensated diuresis; in the second, they tested the three loop diuretics' efficacy in refractory ascites. The authors demonstrated that with the three substances analogous results were obtained when administered at equivalent doses and that only intensive diuresis was able to resolve refractory ascites.
AuthorsR Ansuini, M Pulido, G Pupita, S Gaggi, F Pupita
JournalInternational journal of clinical pharmacology research (Int J Clin Pharmacol Res) Vol. 5 Issue 2 Pg. 113-21 ( 1985) ISSN: 0251-1649 [Print] SWITZERLAND
PMID4018941 (Publication Type: Comparative Study, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Diuretics
  • Electrolytes
  • Sulfonamides
  • Bumetanide
  • Furosemide
  • piretanide
  • Adult
  • Ascites (drug therapy)
  • Blood Pressure (drug effects)
  • Body Weight (drug effects)
  • Bumetanide (pharmacology, therapeutic use)
  • Diuresis (drug effects)
  • Diuretics (pharmacology, therapeutic use)
  • Electrolytes (metabolism)
  • Female
  • Furosemide (pharmacology, therapeutic use)
  • Humans
  • Loop of Henle (drug effects)
  • Middle Aged
  • Random Allocation
  • Sulfonamides (pharmacology, therapeutic use)

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