Diuretic

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Diuretic
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  1. FUROSEMIDE (LASIX) / DIURETIC
    Furosemide is a rapid-acting, potent diuretic and anti-hypertensive that inhibits sodium reabsorption by the kidneys. Its vasodilating effects reduce venous return and cardiac workload.
  2. FUROSEMIDE (LASIX) / DIURETIC Indications
    • 1. CHF
    • 2. Pulmonary edema
  3. FUROSEMIDE (LASIX) / DIURETIC Contraindications
    • 1. Hypersensitivity to furosemide or the sulfonamides
    • 2. Fluid and electrolyte depletion states
    • 3. Hepatic coma
    • 4. Pregnancy
  4. FUROSEMIDE (LASIX) / DIURETIC Precautions
    • 1. Hepatic impairment
    • 2. Nephroitc syndrome
    • 3. Cardiogenic shock associated with acute MI
    • 4. Gout
    • 5. Patients receiving digitalis or potassium depleting steroids
  5. FUROSEMIDE (LASIX) / DIURETIC Dosage/Route
    40 - 120 mg IV slow

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