Administration advice: Parenteral administration should be used only in patients unable to take oral medication or in emergency situations and should be replaced with oral therapy as soon as practical.
Storage requirements: Protect from light.
Reconstitution/preparation techniques: The manufacturer product information should be consulted.
IV compatibility: Acid solutions, including other parenteral medications (., labetalol, ciprofloxacin, amrinone, milrinone) must not be administered concurrently in the same infusion. Do not add this drug to a running IV line containing any of these acidic products.
-Metabolic: Serum electrolytes and carbon dioxide frequently during the first few months and periodically thereafter.
-Renal: BUN and creatinine frequently during the first few months and periodically thereafter.
Patient advice :
-Advise patients that they may experience symptoms of fluid and/or electrolyte loss, such as postural hypotension.
-Encourage patients to protect exposed skin from the sun and artificial ultraviolet radiation.
-Inform patients with diabetes mellitus that this drug may increase blood glucose levels.
Lasix is available in tablet (20 to 80 mg) and IV forms. Dosage is determined by the patient's physician and varies according to how much fluid and how fast the fluid should be removed. Patients with poor renal function usually require higher doses; doses in children are weight-based. Lasix may interact with sucralfate, cisplatin , cyclosporine, ethacrynic acid, lithium , methotrexate, phenytoin, antibiotics, heart or blood pressure medications, laxatives, salicylates such as aspirin, or steroids. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Lasix; it is unknown if it will harm a fetus. Lasix passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Lasix may also slow breast milk production. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.