Anaphylaxis to intravenous furosemide

Academic Article


  • A patient with long-standing hypertension developed urticaria, angioedema, and hypotension within 5 minutes after the intravenous administration of furosemide. Immediate hypersensitivity was documented by positive skin tests to furosemide as well as to related sulfonamide-based drugs. This is the first finding of an anaphylactic reaction to furosemide and underscores the need to consider such adverse reactions when patients who are sensitive to other sulfonamide-containing drugs are being treated. © 1987.
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    Author List

  • Hansbrough JR; Wedner HJ; Chaplin DD
  • Start Page

  • 538
  • End Page

  • 541
  • Volume

  • 80
  • Issue

  • 4