Effect of hydrochlorothiazide on phosphorus during treatment with diphosphonate

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The effects of probenecid and hydrochlorothiazide on renal handling of phosphorus during hyperphosphatemia induced by diphosphonate (ethane- 1-hydroxy-1, 1-diphosphonate, EHDP) was studied. Measurements of calcium, phosphorus, and creatinine clearance were performed in 2 sessions on each of 3 consecutive days in 10 normal fasting volunteers during the morning hours from 8 A. M. to 12 noon. During 2 to 3 wk thereafter, each subject was treated with EHDP, 30 mg/kg/day. The second group of studies were performed in the same manner as the first except that EHDP administration was continued throughout. EHDP caused elevation of serum phosphorus in all cases. Probenecid did not affect urine phosphorus. Hydrochlorothiazide caused a transient phosphaturia of similar magnitude in the EHDP treated and untreated states. Creatinine clearance was not affected by any of the treatments and urine calcium was decreased by EHDP. It was concluded that hydrochlorothiazide inhibits tubular reabsorption of phosphorus but that it does not affect the mechanism whereby EHDP causes increased tubular reabsorption of phosphorus. Chronic administration of hydrochlorothiazide along with EHDP may inhibit hyperphosphatemia and may change the bone effects of EHDP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-349
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1975

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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