Which medications in the drug class Loop diuretics are used in the treatment of Electrical Injuries in Emergency Medicine?

Updated: Mar 09, 2020
  • Author: Tracy A Cushing, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAWM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Loop diuretics

These agents decrease plasma volume and edema by causing diuresis.

Furosemide (Lasix)

The proposed mechanisms for furosemide in lowering intracranial pressure include (1) lowering cerebral sodium uptake, (2) affecting water transport into astroglial cells by inhibiting cellular membrane cation-chloride pump, and (3) decreasing CSF production by inhibiting carbonic anhydrase. The dose must be individualized to patient.


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