Posted: June 6th, 2017

When teaching a patient why spironolactone (Aldactone) and furosemide (Lasix) are prescribed together, the nurse bases teaching on the knowledge that:

When teaching a patient why spironolactone (Aldactone) and furosemide (Lasix) are prescribed together, the nurse bases teaching on the knowledge that:

1. Moderate doses of two different types of diuretics are more effective than a large dose of one type
2. This combination promotes diuresis but decreases the risk of hypokalemia
3. This combination prevents dehydration and hypovolemia
4. Using two drugs increases osmolality of plasma and the glomerular filtration rate

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