Acute hyponatraemia following total hip replacement.

  title={Acute hyponatraemia following total hip replacement.},
  author={Philip I. Hornick and Paul Allen},
  journal={The British journal of clinical practice},
  volume={44 12},
An elderly woman who had been taking a fixed-dose combination of a thiazide and potassium-sparing diuretic for eight days, became severely hyponatraemic following total hip replacement. Her hyponatraemia resolved with fluid restriction, intravenous normal saline, and withdrawal of the drug. Hyponatraemia is a well-described side-effect of diuretic therapy… CONTINUE READING