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Do diuretics have an effect on calcium excretion?

Yes. Thiazide diuretics increase serum calcium concentrations by promoting tubular resorption of calcium. They are contraindicated in acute hypercalcemic states. Thiazides are useful in preventing calcium-containing renal calculi or urolithiasis since they diminish the calcium concentration of urine. Thiazides may cause hypercalcemia in patients with renal insufficiency who take calcium-containing medications or vitamin D. What […] Read more