USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #1344

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usmle-rx-step-1-qmax-challenge-1344A 43-year-old woman with long-standing diabetes was recently started on a second medication for hypertension after lisinopril failed to control her blood pressure adequately. Soon after starting the new medication, new lab work was ordered, and the results were compared with previous values, as shown in the table.

What medication is responsible for this patient’s laboratory changes?

A. Furosemide
B. Hydrochlorothiazide
C. Metoprolol
D. Spironolactone
E. Verapamil


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6 thoughts on “USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #1344”

  1. B
    Though Loop Diuretics also cause Hyper-uricemia/glycemia/lipidemia but they deplete Body Ca+2 levels which differentiates them from Thiazides.

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