Diuretics, ACE inhibitors and NSAIDs — the triple whammy

@article{Thomas2000DiureticsAI,
  title={Diuretics, ACE inhibitors and NSAIDs — the triple whammy},
  author={M. C. Thomas},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  year={2000},
  volume={172}
}
  • M. Thomas
  • Published 1 February 2000
  • Medicine
  • Medical Journal of Australia
THE DELICATE BALANCE of modern polypharmacy is well illustrated by the common interaction of diure tics, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) . Many patients, often elderly, with underlying vascular disease and poor perfusion, congestive heart failure or chronic renal failure, as well as arthritis, receive this combination therapy. However, it exposes them to significant risk: • NSAIDs and concurrent use of diuretics is associated… 
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