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16.02 Furosemide (Lasix)

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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 abnormalities, metabolic alkalosis
• Hypokalemia may lead to increase risk of digoxin toxicity
• Monitor renal panel
• Use caution with other antihypertensives
• Causes arthritic symptoms/do not administer with aminoglycosides due to
ototoxicity

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  • Question 1 of 4

The healthcare provider ordered furosemide 40 mg PO BID for a client. The nurse knows that the client has which of the following diagnosis? Select all that apply.

  • Question 2 of 4

Which of the following foods should the nurse encourage for a child who is prescribed furosemide? Select all that apply.

  • Question 3 of 4

Which of the following is considered a contraindication for administration of furosemide (Lasix)?

  • Question 4 of 4

The nurse is caring for a client with bilateral leg swelling who reports taking 40 mg furosemide daily. The nurse notes +4 pitting indents over the client’s tibia. The provider orders IV furosemide. What is the priority nursing intervention?

Module 0 – Pharmacology Course Introduction
Module 3 – Disease Specific Medications

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