Furosemide references

  1. www.palliativedrugs.com
  2. British National Formulary Number 72, Sept 2016-March 2017
  3. Heart Failure from Advanced to Bereavement, Johnson et al, 2012
  4. The Syringe Driver: Continuous subcutaneous infusions in palliative care 4th Edition


This guidance was adapted from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Bassetlaw and Doncaster CCG clinical guidelines for sc furosemide with an emphasis on end of life care only.

Disclaimer (SPAGG - Rewrite)

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Some of the management strategies describe the use of drugs outside their licensed indications. They are, however, established and accepted good practice. Please refer to the current BNF for further guidance.

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