GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF NURSING MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION WORKSHEET Form B Classification Diuretics Generic Name Furosemide Therapeutic

Effects ↓ BP ↓ Fluids ↓ Edema Adverse Effects (3) Pancreatitis Frequent urination Bleeding / bruising Dehydration Hearing loss Low K+ levels Infections Tinnitus Anemia Nursing Assessment Implications (3) Assess fluid status / daily weight Monitor BP / pulse Assess hearing Normal Adult Dose Range 20mg-80mg PO Q day or divided doses ↑ until desired response Patient and Family Education Point (1) High K+ diet Use sunscreen Monitor blood glucose If ringing in ear / hearing loss then contact professional Administration Implications Take ̄ food or milk to ↓ GI upset c Common Side Effect (1) Category Loop Diuretics Trade Name Lasix

Edema due to heart failure, HTN, Hepatic impairment, Renal disease Moderate to severe pain

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