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I'm a bit confused about the safest diuretics to use with Lithium. According to my notes - potassium sparing are the preferred option and there is mention of Amiloride being the best choice. However, in several MCQ'S I've noticed that 'furosemide' seems pretty popular ( even if amiloride is listed). Furosemide is noted as the answer for the below.


any views?



A 60-year-old gentleman has bipolar affective disorder and is on Lithium . He has recently developed systemic hypertension. Which one among the following is the most appropriate drug to treat his hypertension?

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