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Furosemide (Lasix) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Lasix?

Furosemide

What is the Trade Name for Furosemide?

Lasix

What are the Indications of Furosemide (Lasix) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

edema, hypertension

What are the Actions of Furosemide (Lasix) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

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

What is the Therapeutic Class of Furosemide (Lasix) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

diuretics

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Furosemide (Lasix) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

oop diuretics

What are the Nursing Considerations of Furosemide (Lasix) Nursing Pharmacology 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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