Furosemide: Lasix (diuretics)

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Generic Name


Trade Name



edema, hypertension


prevents reabsorption of sodium and chloride in the kidneys, increase excretion of water, sodium, chloride, magnesium, potassium

Therapeutic Class


Pharmacologic Class

loop diuretics

Nursing Considerations

  • use caution with liver disease
  • may cause hypotension, dry mouth, excessive urination, dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities, metabolic alkalosis
  • hypokalemia may lead to increase risk of digoxin toxicity
  • monitor renal panel
  • use caution with other anithypertensives
  • causes arthritic symptoms/do not administer with aminoglycosides due to ototoxicity

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