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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 .