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Lasix
Furosemide

CLASS

Diuretic

DOSEAGE

Adult: 40 mg, IV bolus.

ACTION

Furosemide is a potent diuretic that inhibits the reabsorption of sodium and chloride in theproximal tubule, distal tubule, and the loop of Henle.

Rapid acting, potent diuretic; inhibits reabsorption of Sodium Chloride. It is also a venous dilator that decreases preload.

INDICATIONS
Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema

CONTRAINDICATIONS
- Pregnancy
- Known hypersensitivity
- Dehydration or shock
- Anuria
- Hypersensitivity
- Sulfa allergy

WARNINGS
Rapid administration may cause auditory problems including tinnitus and hearing loss.

SIDE EFFECTS
- Hypotension
- Headache
- Dizziness
- Hypovolemia
- Nausea
- Vomiting
- Dehydration
- Dry mouth
- Ototoxicity (hearing loss with too rapid IV administration)
- Tinnitus
- Hypochloremia
- Hypokalemia
- Hyponatremia
- Hyperglycemia

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