I'm a first year pharmacy student.. i'm not sure this is right place for me to post the thread but am just wondering what kind of medications use to shove up in your arse so that your rectum can absorb it? What topic does it lie in? Reproduction?
Also, are diuretic drugs usually orally? I know it is use to elevates the rate of bodily urine excretion.. can anyone provide me examples of diuretic drugs? Thanks heaps!
Hmmm...funny questions. Just curious, what class is this for? Have you taken anatomy & physiology yet?
To use the correct terminology, rectal medications are those indeed introduced via the rectum. They may or may not be absorbed. Some are used just topically in the rectum for pain relief (lidocaine) while others can actually be oral medications, but used rectally when the oral route is unavailable - Kayexalate for example. Some are given & not absorbed at all (the contrast dyes) and actually introduced very high in the colon.
They don't all fit neatly in a group of drugs via "route" - like oththalmics & otics do.
Rectally, there are analgesics (apap), laxatives (glycerin & biscodyl), antiepileptics (diazepam), antiemetics (prochlorperazine) & many, many others.
As for diuretics - no, they are not "usually" oral. They are only "usually" oral in the outpt setting. When we have a inpt, we often will use diuretics intravenously to get a more rapid response or if the pt cannot take things orally.
The oral diuretics are hydrochlorothiazide, triamterene/hydrochlorothiazide, spironolactone, ethacrynic acid, furosemide, acetazolamide and others.....
The intravenous diuretics which are used primarily are furosemide & ethacrynic acid. Mannitol & acetazolamide are ones used in unique settings.
Yes, diuretics do increase the rate of urine output, but they do it differently & often we are looking to increase the output of something else - not just urine. I hope you're learning how these work, where they work in the kidney & why you use one & not the other. Don't go on without understanding the physiology.
Good luck - hope it helps whatever class you're in.
Not the best choice of words, but that doesn't necessarily make one a jokester... Sometimes you just have to answer the questions professionally and hope the original question was well-intentioned. Good answer, SDN1977.
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