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I've spent a good deal of time tonight trying to find the answer to this but have had no luck. I even scanned through a intro to pharmacology book, no help. If only I could just ask someone in the field... I was wondering whether pharmaceuticals that are excreted by the kidney (excreted in urine) are excreted faster when diuretics are taken. For instance, if a drug is not broken down in the liver etc and has a half life of 6 hours and is known to be excreted un-modified in urine, *will the half life be shortened when and if diuretics are taken?* This question was more complicated than I anticipated and no source seems to treat this question directly. Thanks for any help.
Re: Do diuretics shorten the half life of drugs that are extreted in urine?
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