A Quiz About Diuretics! Trivia

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A Quiz About Diuretics! Trivia

A quiz about diuretics trivia! Diuretics are substances given to patients so as to increase the amount of water needed for them to increase the amount of urine they dispense from the body. There are basically three types of diuretics, and they include loop-acting diuretics, potassium-sparing diuretics and thiazide diuretics. Do you know what sets them apart, their different types as well as side effects of taking them? This quiz will help refresh your memory!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Common side effects of all diuretics include:
    • A. 

      Orthostatic hypotension

    • B. 

      Dehydration

    • C. 

      Hypoglycemia

    • D. 

      Peripheral edema

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT true, regarding loop diuretics?
    • A. 

      Loop diuretics decrease absorption in the distal tubule.

    • B. 

      Loop diuretics promote the excretion of sodium, chloride, potassium, and water.

    • C. 

      Loop diuretics inhibit sodium and chloride reabsorption in the ascending loop of Henle.

    • D. 

      Loop diuretics can result in dehydration.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a loop diuretic?
    • A. 

      Furosemide (Lasix)

    • B. 

      Bumetadine (Bumex)

    • C. 

      Torsemide (Demadex)

    • D. 

      Chlorothiazide (Diuril)

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT true, regarding thiazide diuretics?
    • A. 

      They decrease absorption in the distal tubule.

    • B. 

      They promote the excretion of sodium, chloride, potassium, and water.

    • C. 

      They inhibit the sodium-potassium exchange in the distal tubule.

    • D. 

      They can cause orthostatic hypotension.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT a thiazide diuretic?
    • A. 

      Metolazone (Zaroxolyn)

    • B. 

      Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)

    • C. 

      Bendroflumethazide (Naturetin)

    • D. 

      Triamterene (Dyrenium)

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is NOT a potassium-sparing diuretic?
    • A. 

      Spirinolactone (Aldactone)

    • B. 

      Amiloride HCL (Midamor)

    • C. 

      Triamterene (Dyrenium)

    • D. 

      Torsemide (Demadex)

  • 7. 
    To reduce fall risk, which of the following suggestions should be given to the patient, regarding their diuretic?
    • A. 

      Skip a dose when you feel ill.

    • B. 

      Take the drug in the morning.

    • C. 

      Weigh yourself weekly.

    • D. 

      Reduce the dose by 1/2 when you feel ill.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following should NOT be used by a patient taking Aldactone (Spironolactone)?
    • A. 

      Red meats

    • B. 

      Fatty foods

    • C. 

      Salt substitute

    • D. 

      Carbonated drinks

  • 9. 
    People using loop diuretics or thiazide diuretics are NOT at higher risk for which of the following?
    • A. 

      Low potassium

    • B. 

      PVCs

    • C. 

      Digoxin toxicity

    • D. 

      Elevated potassium