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Furosemide (lasix) causes a fast, powerful, but not prolonged diuretic effect. It has a fairly pronounced withdrawal syndrome. It enhances excretion of potassium, phosphate, calcium and magnesium without affecting glomerular filtration rate, increases bicarbonate excretion and increases urine pH. It may be used in renal insufficiency. Usually the drug is prescribed orally at a dose of 20-240 mg/day. When administered orally, its effect begins after 1 hour and lasts for 4-6 hours. When administered by injection, the effect comes after 10-15 minutes and lasts for 2-3 hours. Standard scheme of furosemide use in CHF involves oral administration 1-2 times a week. In case of development of renal failure and in the absence of adequate diuresis from therapeutic doses, the last maximum dose is doubled and continues to be doubled every 30-60 min until the effect is achieved (sometimes up to 2-3 g per day).