30 out of 31
About Furesemide, true is (DNB June 2012)
|A||Acts on PCT|
|B||Given only by parenteral route|
|C||Used in pulmonary oedema|
Ans. C Used in pulmonary oedema
- Furosemide is a rapidly acting diuretic and acts upon thick ascending segment of loop of Hanle.
- It is the drug of choice for acute hypercalemia, acute hyperurecemia, malignant hypertension and is used in acute pulmonary edemA. IV morphine is the drug of choice for acute pulmonary edema with left ventricular failure.
- Because loop diuretics are so effective, they should be used with caution in patients who are likely to be particularly susceptible to volume contraction from excessive diuresis - an example would be treatment of hypertension in the elderly with little or no edemA.
- In addition, they should be used with caution in patients who are particularly susceptible to problems with hypokalemia (digitalis administration, hepatic cirrhosis).