Lasix (furosemide)

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Lasix (furosemide) Class
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Diuretic
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Lasix (furosemide) Action
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Reduces edema and increase urinary outpu
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Lasix (furosemide) Indication
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Edema due to heart failure, hepatic impairment, or renal disease; hypertension
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Lasix (furosemide) Side effects (DHHHM)
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Dehydration Hypokalemia Hypomagnisemia Hypovolemia Metabolic Acidosis
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Lasix (furosemide) Drug interactions (CAAND)
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Corticosteroid Antihypertensives Alcohol Nitrates Digoxin
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Lasix (furosemide) Food interactions
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Potassium?
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Lasix (furosemide) Route/ dose
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PO: 20-80mg per day; -hypertension: 40 mg bid -hypercalcemiq: 120mg per day in 1-3 doses
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Lasix (furosemide) Patient teaching
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-take as directed, take missed doses as soon as possible, do not double doses – contact doctor of more than 3 pounds are gained in one day – change positions slowly to minimize orthostatic hypotension – sunscreen/ protective clothing to prevent photo sensitivity reactions -contact Hc provider if taking OTC meds or herbal products with this therapy
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Lasix (furosemide) Nursing implications
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-monitor Bp – assess fluid status -Monitor I/o -assess for tinnitus or hearing loss – assess fall risks and implement fall prevention strategies

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