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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-62

Anaphylactic shock with intravenous furosemide: a rare undesired effect

1 Department of Anaesthesia, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
2 PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Dr. Manisha Manohar
PGIMS Rohtak, Haryana-124001
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DOI: 10.4103/mamcjms.mamcjms_13_20

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Furosemide is a potent diuretic, with structural similarity to sulphonamide antibiotics. Its relative safety profile is one of the reasons to account for its widespread use. We report a rare case of fatal anaphylaxis with intravenous furosemide administered in our critical care settings for pulmonary edema. Chemical similarity of furosemide with sulphonamide antibiotics shares the possibility of similar allergic side effects. Thus, a more careful clinical use of furosemide, especially if administered intravenous should be kept in mind to avoid such catastrophic events.

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