Furosemide .docx - Furosemide Therapeutic/Pharmacologic Class-Diuretic/Loop Diuretics Indications Treatment of Edema due to CHF Hepatic or Renal Disease

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Furosemide Therapeutic/Pharmacologic Class- Diuretic/Loop Diuretics Indications Treatment of Edema due to CHF, Hepatic or Renal Disease, and HTN Action of the Drug Inhibits reabsorption of Na and Chloride from the loop of Henle and distal renal tubule. Increases water, NaCl, Mg, H, Ca, and K. May have peripheral vasodilatory effects. They slow down or turn off the sodium pumps in the nephron tube, they cause more sodium, potassium, and water to stay in the urine and leave the body through urination. Intended Responses (What’s normal?) -Urine output is increased -Urine is lighter in color
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-Blood Pressure is lower Side Effects -can be severe, because there is greater water, sodium, and potassium loss. Patients can also lose calcium in the urine. Common Side Effects -dizziness or light-headedness; orthostatic hypotension -potassium and sodium decrease What should the nurse monitor? -s/s of low potassium-dry mouth, increased thirst, irregular heartbeat, mental and
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