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Diuretics have the ability to increase urine production and secretion and are frequently used by athletes either to excrete the banned drug or to lose weight rapidly. However, urinary tract fluid losses caused by drug-induced diuresis may lead to intravascular volume depletion sufficient to cause acute renal failure. Excessive diuretic therapy in combination with increased ephidrosis, usually lead to dehydration and hypovolemia, which is one of the major causes of hypokalaemia.