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2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

2.1 General Considerations

Inspect Furosemide Injection visually for particulate matter and discoloration before administration.

2.2 Recommended Dosage for Adults

Edema

Individualize therapy according to patient response.

The usual initial dose of furosemide is 20 mg to 40 mg given as a single-dose, injected intramuscularly or intravenously. Give the intravenous dose slowly (over 1 minute to 2 minutes). If needed, administer another dose in the same manner 2 hours later or increase the dose. The dose may be raised by 20 mg and administered not sooner than 2 hours after the previous dose until the desired diuretic effect has been obtained. Administer this individually determined single-dose once or twice daily.

If the physician elects to use high-dose parenteral therapy, add the furosemide to either 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP, Lactated Ringer's Injection USP, or Dextrose Injection 5%, USP, after pH has been adjusted to above 5.5, and administer as a controlled intravenous infusion at a rate not greater than 4 mg/min. Furosemide Injection is a buffered alkaline solution with a pH of about 9 and the drug may precipitate at pH values below 7. Care must be taken to ensure that the pH of the prepared infusion solution is in the weakly alkaline to neutral range. Acid solutions, including other parenteral medications (e.g., labetalol, ciprofloxacin, amrinone, milrinone) must not be administered concurrently in the same infusion because they may cause precipitation of the furosemide.

Acute Pulmonary Edema

The usual initial dose of furosemide is 40 mg injected slowly intravenously (over 1 minute to 2 minutes). If a satisfactory response does not occur within 1 hour, increase the dose to 80 mg injected slowly intravenously (over 1 minute to 2 minutes).

2.3 Recommended Dosage for Pediatric Patients

The usual initial dose of Furosemide Injection (intravenously or intramuscularly) in pediatric patients is 1 mg/kg body weight administered slowly (over 1 minute to 2 minutes). If the diuretic response to the initial dose is not satisfactory, dosage may be increased by 1 mg/kg not sooner than 2 hours after the previous dose, until the desired diuretic effect has been obtained. Doses greater than 6 mg/kg body weight are not recommended.

The maximum dose for premature infants should not exceed 1 mg/kg/day [see Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

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2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

2.1 General Considerations

Inspect Furosemide Injection visually for particulate matter and discoloration before administration.

2.2 Recommended Dosage for Adults

Edema

Individualize therapy according to patient response.

The usual initial dose of furosemide is 20 mg to 40 mg given as a single-dose, injected intramuscularly or intravenously. Give the intravenous dose slowly (over 1 minute to 2 minutes). If needed, administer another dose in the same manner 2 hours later or increase the dose. The dose may be raised by 20 mg and administered not sooner than 2 hours after the previous dose until the desired diuretic effect has been obtained. Administer this individually determined single-dose once or twice daily.

If the physician elects to use high-dose parenteral therapy, add the furosemide to either 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP, Lactated Ringer's Injection USP, or Dextrose Injection 5%, USP, after pH has been adjusted to above 5.5, and administer as a controlled intravenous infusion at a rate not greater than 4 mg/min. Furosemide Injection is a buffered alkaline solution with a pH of about 9 and the drug may precipitate at pH values below 7. Care must be taken to ensure that the pH of the prepared infusion solution is in the weakly alkaline to neutral range. Acid solutions, including other parenteral medications (e.g., labetalol, ciprofloxacin, amrinone, milrinone) must not be administered concurrently in the same infusion because they may cause precipitation of the furosemide.

Acute Pulmonary Edema

The usual initial dose of furosemide is 40 mg injected slowly intravenously (over 1 minute to 2 minutes). If a satisfactory response does not occur within 1 hour, increase the dose to 80 mg injected slowly intravenously (over 1 minute to 2 minutes).

2.3 Recommended Dosage for Pediatric Patients

The usual initial dose of Furosemide Injection (intravenously or intramuscularly) in pediatric patients is 1 mg/kg body weight administered slowly (over 1 minute to 2 minutes). If the diuretic response to the initial dose is not satisfactory, dosage may be increased by 1 mg/kg not sooner than 2 hours after the previous dose, until the desired diuretic effect has been obtained. Doses greater than 6 mg/kg body weight are not recommended.

The maximum dose for premature infants should not exceed 1 mg/kg/day [see Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].

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