Flashcards in FUROSEMIDE (Lasix) Deck (1):
Name/Class: FUROSEMIDE (Lasix)/Diuretic
Description: Furosemide is a rapid-acting, potent diuretic and antihypertensive that inhibits sodium reabsorption by the kidney. Its vasodilating effects reduce venous return and cardiac workload.
Indications: Congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema.
Precautions: Infants, elderly, hepatic impairment, cardiogenic shock associated with acute MI, gout, or patients receiving digitalis or potassium-depleting steroids.
Dosage/Route: 40 to 120 mg slow IV or could cause tinitis.
Pedi: 1 mg/kg slow IV.