Furosemide: Lasix (diuretics)

Furosemide: Lasix (diuretics)

Generic Name

Furosemide

Trade Name

Lasix

Indication

edema, hypertension

Action

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

Therapeutic Class

diuretics

Pharmacologic Class

loop diuretics

Nursing Considerations

use caution with liver disease
may cause hypotension, dry mouth, excessive urination, dehydration, electrolyte . . .