Table 1.

Ceiling doses (mg) of loop diuretics

ConditionFurosemideBumetanideTorsemide
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After: Swan SK, Brater DC: Clinical pharmacology of loop diuretics and their use in chronic renal insufficiency. J Nephrol 6: 118–123, 1993, and Ellison D, Wilcox CS: Diuretic resistance. In: Therapy in Nephrology and Hypertension, edited by H.R. Brady and C.S. Wilcox. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1998, p. 665–674.
Chronic renal insufficiency
    moderate (GFR 20 to 50 ml · min−1)120240335050
    severe (GFR > 20 ml · min−1)2004001010100100
Nephrotic syndrome with normal GFR120350