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Furosemide

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Read time: 13 mins
Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 01 Apr 2021

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Furosemide is a diuretic recommended for use in all indications where a prompt and effective diuresis is required.1) The treatment of oedema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, renal disease including nephrotic syndrome and pulmonary oedema.2) The treatment of peripheral oedema due to mechanical obstruction, venous insufficiency, mild to moderate hypertension.

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