Momin Salahudin, Hammad Shah, Muneeb Ullah Jan, Afrasyab Altaf.
Comparing the sodium excreting efficacy of furosemide and indapamide combination against furosemide and metolazone combination in congestive heart failure patients: a randomized control trial..
J Pak Med Assoc Jan ;69(12):1794-9.

To compare efficacy and safety of indapamide-furosemide combination against metolazone-furosemide combination in refractory heart failure patients. The randomised controlled trial was conducted at Rehman Medical Institute, Peshawar, Pakistan, from January 1 to June 30, 2018, and comprised refractory heart failure patients who were randomised into two groups using lottery method Group 1 received intravenous furosemide 40mg Q12hr with metolazone 5mg Q24hr, while group 2 received intravenous furosemide 40mg Q12hr with indapamide 2.5mg Q24hr. Both groups were assessed for urinary sodium excretion, total urine output and decrease in weight on day one, day three and day five of admission. SPSS 22 was used for data analysis. Of the 150 patients, there were 75(50%) in each of the two groups. Mean age in group 1 was 64.8}11.2 years, while it was 66.3}12.9 years in group 2. Both groups showed increased urinary sodium excretion and total urine output (p>0.05). Hypokalaemia was the most common adverse event 66%. Mean hospital stay was not significantly different between the groups (p>0.05). There was no significant differences between adverse events and efficacy between patients receiving either indapamide-furosemide combination or metolazone-furosemide combination.

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