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Potassium is a mineral found in many foods and supplements. But you will never see pure potassium in a healthfood store or pharmacy it is a highly reactive metal that bursts into flames when exposed to water! The potassium you eat, or take as a supplement, is composed of potassium atoms bound to other nonmetallic substances less exciting, perhaps, ...
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2.Potassium-Sparing Diuretics
This family of diuretics was invented to avoid the potassium loss common with loop and thiazide diuretics. Potassium-sparing diuretics include drugs such as amiloride hydrochloride (Midamor), spironolactone (Aldactone), and triamterene (Dyrenium), among others. Potassium-sparing diuretics cause the kidneys to hold potassium in the body. When you ar...
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3.Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACE Inhibitors)
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors) block the conversion of a naturally occurring substance, angiotensin, to a more active form. These medications are widely used to treat hypertension as well as congestive heart failure and other conditions. Drugs in this category include Arginine is an amino acid that has been used to improv...
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4.Functional Foods Index
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5.Thiazide Diuretics
Thiazide diuretics are commonly used to treat /tnp/pg000596 21725 doc hypertension . Drugs in this family include: Bendroflumethiazide (Naturetin) Benzthiazide (Exna) Chlorothiazide (Diurigen, Diuril) Chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone) Hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix, Ezide, HydroDIURIL, Hydro-Par, Microzide, Oretic) Hydroflumethiazide (Diucardi...
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6.Loop Diuretics
These powerful diuretics are used to reduce fluid accumulation in the body. Drugs in this family include bumetanide (Bumex), ethacrynic acid (Edecrin), furosemide (Lasix), and torsemide (Demadex) among others. Loop diuretics cause a constant and significant loss of potassium. The classic treatment for this is to eat bananas and drink orange juice. ...
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See also /tnp/pg000134 doc 21392 Antibiotics (General) Trimethoprim (Proloprim, Trimpex) is commonly combined with sulfamethoxazole (Gantanol) for an antibiotic combination that gives a one-two punch against bacteria. Both trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole interfere with folate: The sulfamethoxazole makes it hard for invading bacteria to manufactur...
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8.PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)
Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) is best known as the active ingredient in sunblock. This use of PABA is not really medicinal: like a pair of sunglasses, PABA physically blocks ultraviolet rays when it is applied to the skin. There are, however, some proposed medicinal uses of oral PABA supplements. PABA is sometimes suggested as a treatment for vario...
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