GENERIC NAME Furosemide

BRAND CLASSIFICATION NAME Lasix Diuretics

MECHANIS M OF ACTION • Inhibits the reabsorption of sodium and chloride from the loop of henle and distal renal tubule. • Increase renal excretion of water, sodium, chloride, magnesium, hydrogen and calcium. • Diereses and subsequent mobilization of excess fluid.

NURSING CONTRAINDICATIONS DOSAGE/ ROUTE CONSIDERATIONS FREQUENCY Children: • Assess fluid status  Hypersensitivity 1mg/kg q2hr. during therapy.  Cross-sensitivity with thiazides and • Monitor daily sulfonamides may wiegth, intake and occur. output ratio.  Pre-existing electrolyte • Monitor imbalance, hepatic bloodpressure and comaor anuria. pulse before and during administration. • Assess for allergy to sulfonamides.  Observe the “ten rights” in giving each medicine by Joyce Kee • Right client • Right drug • Right dose • Right time • Right route • Right assessment • Right document • Right to education • Right evaluation IM & IV

• Right to refuse .

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