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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Furosemide (furosemide systemic) is a member of the drug class loop diuretics and is used to treat Ascites, Edema, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, Hypercalcemia, Nonobstructive Oliguria, Oliguria, Pulmonary Edema, Renal Failure and Renal Transplant.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Loop diuretic agent

Chemical Name

Benzoic acid, 5-(aminosulfonyl)-4-chloro-2-[(2-furanylmetyl)amino]-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Furosemide (OS: JAN, USAN, DCIT, BAN)
  • Frusemide (IS)
  • Furantral (IS)
  • Hoe 058 (IS: HoechstMarion)
  • LB 502 (IS)
  • Furosemid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Furosemide (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Furosémide (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Furosemidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Furosemid 2,2'-iminodiethanolsalz (IS)
  • Furosemide olamine (IS)
  • LAS 6873 (IS)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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