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A 64-year-old male presents to his primary care doctor with complaints of lower extremity edema. He has a history of long-standing congestive heart failure and has used diuretic agents in the past to control his edema. He also has a history of calcium oxalate kidney stones. Which of the following agents is potentially useful for the treatment of both these conditions?

A) Bumetanide
B) Ethacrynic acid
C) Furosemide
D) Hydrochlorothiazide
E) Spironolactone
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its D) Hydrochlorothiazide
it reduces calcium excretion...
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yup thiazides are the only diuretics which decreases the calcium excretion
remainaing all diuretics causes hypocalcemia
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