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Drug Reference


Potent diuretic (increased passing of urine)


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


1. Congestive heart failure
2. Pulmonary Edema


1. Should be protected from light
2. Dehydration

Side Effects:

Few in emergency usage


40-80 mg



Pediatric Dosage:


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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