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FUROSEMIDE (Lasix)

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.

Contraindications: Hypotension

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.

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