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A drug used to treat pulmonary edema and to lower blood pressure
Mechanisim of Action
A potent diuretic that inhibits sodium and chloride re-absorption in the kidney; causes venous dilation; extremely useful in the treatment of congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema; effects are usually seen within five minutes of administration; promotes venous pooling and stimulates the kidneys to excrete water; is a mainstay in the treatment of CHF
Congestive Heart failure, Pulmonary Edema
In pregnancy-usage should be limited to life-threatening situations; Lasix has been known to cause fetal abnormalities
Dehydration and electrolyte depletion can result from excessive doses of potent diuretics; should be protected from light
Dosage and Administration
40mg slow IV push; repeated in 40mg increments
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