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1

Classification

Loop diuretic

2

Action

Enhances excretion of sodium, chloride & potassium by direct action @ ascending limb of henle produces diuresis decrease BP
Rx for edema associated with CHF

3

Dose

Initially 20-80 mg/dose may increase by 20-40 mg/dose q6-8 hrs

4

Side effects

Increase frequency & volume of urination
Lightheaded, dizzy, Nausea, heartburn, abd cramps, diahrrea, constipation, electrolyte disturbance

5

Contraindications

Anuria
Deafness
Ringing in ears
Vertigo

6

Absorption

GI tract
Metabolized liver
Excreted in urine

7

Nursing

Check BP, pulse for hypotension
Serum electrolytes
Skin turgor
Mucus membrane
I& O
Mental status