Furosemide Lasix

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Furosemide Lasix
2011-09-29 01:10:57
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  1. Furosemide Lasix class
    loop diuretic
  2. Furosemide Lasix action
    • 1. Decreases preload by vasodilation effects in less than 5 minutes.
    • 2. Inhibits electrolyte reabsorption in the distal loop of Henle, and promotes the excretion ofsodium, potassium, hydrogen, magnesium, and chloride to decrease circulating blood volume by its diuretic effect within 5-30 minutes.
  3. Furosemide Lasix use
    • 1. Cardiogenic pulmonary edema
    • 2. CHF
  4. Furosemide Lasix contraindications
    Anuria, hypersensitivity, hypovolemia/dehydration, known hypersensitivity to sulfonamides, states of severe electrlyte depletions.
  5. Furosemide Lasix side effects
    • CNS: Dizziness, headache, tinitus, vertigo
    • CARDIO: Arrhythmias, hypotension
    • GASTRO: Diarrhea, n/v
    • OTHER: Hypovolemia, hypokalemia, hyponatremia, metabolic acidosis
  6. Furosemide Lasix Drtug interaction
    • 1. Digitalis toxicity may be potentiated due to potassium depletion which can result from furosemide administration.
    • 2. Lithium toxicity may be potentiate die to sodium depletion
  7. Furosemide Lasix preparations
    • 20mg/ 2ml ampule preload
    • 40mg/ 4ml ampule preload
    • 100mg/ 10ml vial preload
  8. Furosemide Lasix adult dose
    • Pt. taking lasix: 40-80mg
    • Pt. not taking lasix: 20-40mg
    • may repeat p.r.n to a max of 2mg/kg max 20mg/min
  9. Furosemide Lasix pedi dose
    • 1mg/kg slowly. may repeat p.r.n to a max of 2mg/kg
    • note: usually not given to pedi in prehospital
  10. Furosemide Lasix route