Furosemide (Lasix)

 

Indications:

 

  • Pulmonary Edema
  • CHF

 

Administration:

 

  • IV, IM, IO

 

Contraindications:

 

  • Pregnancy
  • Dehydration
  • Hypovolemic states
  • Hypokalemia

 

Side Effects:

 

  • Dehydration
  • Dysrhythmias
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

 

Adult Dose:

 

  • IV/IO/IM dose equal to twice the patient's normal daily dose to a maximum of 80 mg
  • If daily dose unknown, administer 40 mg IV/IO/IM
  • If patient is not on Lasix, contact Medical Control
  • Withhold if patient's systolic BP is less than 90

 

Pediatric Dose:

 

  • Up to 2 mg/kg IV/IO/IM slow administration
  • **DIRECT MEDICAL ORDER REQUIRED**