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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.
FUROSEMIDE (LASIX) / DIURETIC Indications
FUROSEMIDE (LASIX) / DIURETIC Contraindications
- 1. Hypersensitivity to furosemide or the sulfonamides
- 2. Fluid and electrolyte depletion states
- 3. Hepatic coma
- 4. Pregnancy
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
FUROSEMIDE (LASIX) / DIURETIC Dosage/Route
40 - 120 mg IV slow
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