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A 60-year-old patient complains of paresthesias and occasional nausea associated with one of her drugs. She is found to have hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis. She is probably taking (AIPG 2012)



A Acetazolamide for glaucoma

B Amiloride for edema associated with aldosteronism

C Furosemide for severe hypertension and congestive failure

D Hydrochlorothiazide for hypertension

E Mannitol for cerebral edema

Ans. A Acetazolamide for glaucoma

Paresthesias and gastrointestinal distress are common adverse effects of acetazolamide, especially when it is taken chronically, as in glaucoma. The observation that the patient has metabolic acidosis also suggests the use of acetazolamide.

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