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what could happen if someone took 25 40mg tablets of furosemide?

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Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Overdose: "Could" cause Overdose w/LASIX (furosemide) can cause dehydration, hypotension, electrolyte imbalance, hypokalemia and hypochloremic alkalosis. The acute toxicity of LASIX (furosemide) has been determined in mice, rats and dogs. In all three, the oral LD50 exceeded 1000 mg/kg body weight, while the intravenous LD50 ranged from 300 to 680 mg/kg.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is the biggest consideration in administering the furosemide iv?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: Intravenous administration can lead to same side effects as oral administration including electrolyte disturbances like low sodium, low pottassium. It can also lead to dehydration more quickly than oral, if not carefully dosed. Rarely allergic reactions occur like any other medications.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What all can be the side effects of lasix (furosemide)?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: Side effects include electrolyte disturbances like low sodium, low pottassium. It can also lead to dehydration if not carefully dosed. Rarely allergic reactions occur like any other medications.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What side effect of tablet furosemide?

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Dr. John Hammes
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Multiple: Furosemide is used to reduce salt/water in body and thus treat edema, heart failure or high bp. Chief side effects include low potassium levels, gout (from high uric acid level) and dehydration/volume depletion.
A 41-year-old member asked:

About how much should it cost for Lasix (furosemide) compressed tablet?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
Cardiology 22 years experience
Inexpensive : 30 days of Lasix (furosemide) is typically $4/month.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the toxic dose of furosemide for humans?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Varies: Too much Furosemide can cause overdiuresis with too much urination and dehydration and therefore low blood pressure -(orthostasis) as well as too low a potassium. Too much diuresis or dehydration of the kidneys can also lead to kidney failure. If one already has low kidney function then the dose is much lower than for a normal kidney. It depends over a whole range of factors.

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