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Does Furosemide interact with Eplerenone?

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Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis

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Posted on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 in General Health
Question: I take 40mg furosemide 50mg eplerenone and 20meq potassium daily. Can the diuretics make gout flare up?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
it's possible

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

furosemide may cause an increase in uric acid levels although its effect is usually mild. In patients with many gout attacks it has to be considered though.

Eplrenone has not been associated with an increased risk for gout attacks.

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