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Potassium sparing diuretics
Which K-sparing diuretic is associated with endocrine effects such as gynecomastia and antiandrogen effects?
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A 24-year-old woman presents to her dermatologist’s office with persistent cystic acne. She was successfully treated with a course of doxycycline in the past, but experienced a recurrence over the last two months. Her acne is worse in the post-luteal phase, and she also reports hair growth along her chin, neck, and chest. No other female relatives have the same symptoms. Physical examination shows cysts along the jawline, upper chest, and upper back, with extensive scarring. The dermatologist decides to prescribe a commonly-used medication, but warns the patient that she will need to come in regularly to monitor levels of a particular electrolyte. Which of the following electrolytes is likely to be affected by this medication?