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What is Furosemide more commonly known as?
Lasix
What class of drug is Furosemide?
Diuretic
What is the onset for Furosemide?
15-30 minutes
What are the actions of Furosemide?
1) Inhibits sodium & chloride reabsorption in the kidneys

2) Vasodilation with decreased venous return
What are the indications for the use of Furosemide?
1) CHF

2) Pulmonary Edema
What are contraindications to the use of Furosemide?
1) Anuria

2) Dehydration or Hypovolemia

3) Hypokalemia

4) Pregnancy
What side effects are associated with the use of Furosemide?
1) Volume depletion

2) Hypotension

3) Electrolyte abnormality

4) Rash

5) Headache, Deafness

6) Dysrhythmias, EKG changes
What is the adult dosage for Furosemide?
60 - 80mg Slow IVP
What is the Pediatric dosage for Furosemide?
0.5 - 1.0mg/kg Slow IVP or a max dose of 6mg/kg IO
What drugs are incompatible with Furosemide?
Valium, diphenhydramine, thiamine
What cautionary measure is necessary following an administration of Furosemide?
Stay on top of patient's BP