Furosemide (Lasix)

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Drug Reference

Class:

Potent diuretic (increased passing of urine)

Actions:

Inhibits (slow down or prevent) reabsorption of sodium chloride, promotes prompt diuresis (increased production of urine), vasodilation.

Indications:

1. Congestive heart failure
2. Pulmonary Edema

Precautions:

1. Should be protected from light
2. Dehydration

Side Effects:

Few in emergency usage

Dosage:

40-80 mg

Routes:

IV

Pediatric Dosage:

1mg/kg

Vasodilation -

+ the dilation of blood vessels, which decreases blood pressure

Diuretic -

+ causing increased PASSING of urine

Diuresis -

+ increased or excessive PRODUCTION of urine

Polyuria -

+ production of abnormally large volumes of dilute urine.

sodium chloride -

+ NaCI, a colorless crystalline compound occurring naturally in seawater and halite; common salt.

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