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Lasix (Furosemide)

Acute Pulmonary Edema,hypertension,hypercalcemia, Water retention due to Heart Failures. Liver Cirrhosis, renal disease, high blood pressure.

Individualize. (Adults) 20 to 80mg given as a single dose. If needed, the same dose can be given 6 to 8 hours later or increased 20 or 40mg up to 600 mg/day, before or after meals.

Category C.

Cramping, Diarrhea, Constipation, nausea, vomiting, hearing loss, vertigo, dizziness, headache, Blurred Vision, Dehydration, transient Deafness with too rapid I.V.injection, pancreatitis, nocturia, agranulocytosis, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, Aplastic Anemia, altered liver function test results, hypomagnessmia, weakness, purpura.

Pregnancy Risk Categories defined:

A: Studies in pregnant women failed to show a risk to the fetus in the first trimester - with no evidence of risk in the later trimesters.

B: Animals studies indicate no adverse effect to the fetus, but there are no adequate, clinical studies in pregnant women.

C: Animal studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus, but there are no adequate, clinical studies in humans. Despite potential risks, the drug may be useful in pregnant women.

D: There is evidence of risk to the human fetus, but the potential benefits of use in pregnant women may be acceptable, despite potential risks.

X: Studies in animals or humans show fetal abnormalities, or adverse reaction reports indicate evidence of fetal risk. Warning: the risks involved clearly outweigh any potential benefit from using the drug in pregnant women, regardless of trimester.

NR: Not rated (i.e., no information available at this time as to the potential risks or benefits).

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