Furosemide 40mg / 100mg dosage
The usual initial dose is 2 milligrams per 2.2 pounds of body weight given in a single oral dose.
Doses are spaced 6 to 8 hours apart.
The doctor may increase subsequent doses by 1 to 2 milligrams per 2.2 pounds.
A child's dosage will be adjusted to the lowest needed to achieve maximum effect, and should not exceed 6 milligrams per 2.2 pounds.
High Blood Pressure
Your doctor will adjust the dosages and may add other high blood pressure medications if Furosemide is not enough.
The usual starting dose is 80 milligrams per day divided into 2 doses.
You will probably be started at a single dose of 20 to 80 milligrams.
Your doctor may raise the dosage by 20 milligrams or 40 milligrams with each successive administration-- each 6 to 8 hours after the previous dose--until the desired effect is achieved.
If needed, the same dose can be repeated 6 to 8 hours later, or the dose may be increased.
Your doctor should monitor you carefully using laboratory tests.
This dosage is then taken once or twice daily thereafter.
The maximum daily dose is 600 milligrams.
Furosemide 40mg / 100mg overdose
Symptoms of Furosemide overdose may include:
- Weakness or drowsiness;
- Weak or irregular heartbeat;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Muscle pain or cramps;
- Low blood pressure;
- Excessive thirst;
- Dry mouth;