Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before administering furosemide injection.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how furosemide injection affects you.
Do NOT use administer furosemide injection if:
- You are allergic to furosemide or any other containing ingredients;
- You have anuria.
Use of furosemide injection during pregnancy shows low risk and can be used to treat heart failure in pregnant women. Though, furosemide injection should be used with caution in nursing mothers. Consult your doctor or health care professional before administering furosemide.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. Furosemide injection is injected when oral furosemide is not possible or in emergency situations. The usual dose for adults is 20 to 40mg IV or IM. Usually, the dose for children is 0.5 to 1mg/kg IV or IM. Furosemide injection should be used with caution in elderly patients.
Furosemide injection should not be given in large doses rapidly and in renal impairment due to ototoxic effects. It can also lead to gout and hyperglycemia.
Too much furosemide injection can cause severe diuresis with water and electrolyte depletion. Furosemide injection can interact with other medications, such as chloral hydrate, ethacrynic acid, and lithium. There are potential hazardous interactions due to increased risk of toxicity and side effects. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking and medical conditions you have before your treatment with furosemide injection.
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