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Water pill: Furosemide is a potent diuretic which increases dramatically urine output in most patients. It is most frequently used in patients who are fluid overloaded such as in congestive heart failure. Potassium, sodium and magnesium can be lost in excess with the use of Furosemide and must be closely monitored. It is much stronger than other diuretics used for high blood pressure control. ...Read more
Furosemide is a potent diuretic which increases dramatically urine output in most patients. It is most frequently used in patients who are fluid overloaded such as in congestive heart failure. Potassium, sodium and magnesium can be lost in excess with the use of Furosemide and must be closely monitored. It is much stronger than other diuretics used for ...Read more
Today is1st day of medication I took amox tr-k clv 875-125mg furosemide 20mg potassium cl ER 10meq tablets I started to vomit is it from medication?
Yes: Stomach upset is often associated with this combination which should be taken with food to get one of the components activated. If you had vomiting after taking it with food, ask your doctor to prescribe an alternate antibiotic. You may also try taking it after meal and see what happens. ...Read more
I'm currently on prednisone, lisinpril, have a serious allergy to sulfa so is this drug furosemide safe for me to take?
Several possibilites: If your kidney function is normal, it means you're not fluid overloaded. If you have swelling, it doesn't mean that Lasix (furosemide) will fix it - many forms of swelling are not due to volume overload. If you have kidney disease, it could mean that the dose is inadequate - that's why it should only be given under the supervision of a doctor. Rarely, Lasix (furosemide) is not properly absorbed. ...Read more
Oral or IV:
Oral - 30-60 min,
iv - 15-20 min. ...Read more
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"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. ...Read more
Maybe: Not without the knowledge and endorsement of your treating doctor! There are reasons why Furosemide might not be working that must be considered. Moreover, there are potential serious side effects (low potassium, low blood pressure, kidney damage) which must be balanced against the higher dose. Perhaps Furosemide isn't the best medicine for your condition? Please don't treat yourself! ...Read more
Usual practice is...: Typically most physicians don't use more than 160mg twice a day. However, there may be extenuating circumstances in which a patient may be treated with even more than this. ...Read more
Lasix (furosemide): This is a large dose which we would use only in unusual circumstance. The effect would depend on the patient's physiology. In an otherwise normal patient a large diuresis could be expected and possibly side effects such as ringing in the ears or hearing loss. In someone for whom the dose was appropriate we'd expect less diuresis and perhaps less in side effects. The answer is not simple ...Read more
Why it's being given: Your question has many aspects. If you're asking the physical administration, the answer is likely found in mosby's nursing. If you are asking about why to give or total dosage, a lot goes into the decision: respiratory status, renal function, heart function, electrolyte/acid/base status, and the desired goal. It is an effective and frequently used medication often used for complex situtations. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Depends on cause.: Lasix (furosemide)'s a medicine / poison that tricks the kidneys into losing urine while the drug is around. It can damage the kidneys if urine production is shut down as a defense mechanism. However, if the kidney is shutting down because it's not getting enough blood (because the heart is too overburdened with fluid to pump effectively) then Lasix (furosemide) will be helpful in unloading excess fluid & helping the hear ...Read more