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Non potassium sparing loop diuretic
Pharmacology and Actions
Lasix is a rapid-acting, potent diuretic and antihypertensive that inhibits sodium reabsorption by the kidney. Its vasodilating effects reduce venous return and cardiac workload.
Congestive Heart Failure and Pulmonary Edema
- - Hypersensitivity to sulfonamides
- - Hepatic Coma
- - Pregnancy (except in life threatening emergencies)
Precautions and Side Effects
- - Postural Hypotension
- - Dizziness
- - Hypovolemia
- - Circulatory Collapse
40 to 120 mg slow IV
1 mg/kg slow IV
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