2nd October 2019


How fast do you give Lasix IV push?

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

Consequently, how is medication given IV push?

Prepare the patient for the IV push medication.
  1. Before administrating the push, assess the peripheral IV insertion site for redness, swelling, increased or decreased temperature, or bleeding.
  2. Wash your hands, as described in step 1.1, and put on clean gloves.
  3. Prepare the 0.9% saline flush.

What drugs can be used intravenously?

The most common drugs used among IV users are:
  • Heroin.
  • Cocaine.
  • Crystal methamphetamines.
  • Amphetamines.
  • Opiates.
  • Prescription drugs.

Why is IV therapy used?

The intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver medications and fluid replacement throughout the body, because the circulation carries them. Intravenous therapy may be used for fluid replacement (such as correcting dehydration), to correct electrolyte imbalances, to deliver medications, and for blood transfusions.
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