Furosemide (Lasix)

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  1. Class:
    Potent diuretic
  2. Description
    Potent diuretic that inhibits sodium and chloride reabsorption in the kidneys and causes venous dilation
  3. Mechanism of Action
    Inhibits reabsorption of sodium chloride, Promotes prompt diuresis, vasodilation
  4. Onset of Action
    • Onset: 5-10 min (Vasodilation) 5-30 Minutes (Diuresis)
    • Peak: 30 min (Vasodilation) 20-60 min (Diuresis)
    • Duration: 2 hours (Vasodilation) 6 hours (Diuresis)
    • Half-Life: 30 min
  5. Indications:
    Pulmonary Edema secondary to CHF
  6. Contraindications
    Pregnancy, Dehydration
  7. Precautions
    Protect from light, dehydration
  8. Side effects
    Few in emergency use
  9. Adult dose
    20-120mg
  10. Pedi dose
    1 mg/kg
  11. Max dose
    1 dose (120mg)
  12. Routes of Administration
    IV/IO
  13. How supplied
    Vials and prefilled syringes
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Furosemide (Lasix)
Updated:
2011-03-24 02:02:52
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Paramedic drugs
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