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Diuretics

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Which of the following therapies would be most useful in the management of severe hypercalcemia?



A Saline infusion plus furosemide

B Furosemide plus saline infusion

C Hydrochlorothiazide plus saline infusion

D Mannitol plus saline infusion

Ans. A Saline infusion plus furosemide

Hypercalcemic patients are volume depleted, so saline infusion is followed by furosemide. Furosemide causes loss of calcium so it is useful in hypercalcemia.

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