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BNSSG Paediatric Joint Formulary

2.8 Oedema

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2.8 Oedema

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Loop Diuretics

Furosemide (SCP click here)

  • For liquid use 50mg/5mL strength liquid

Alternative: (TLS Amber)

Bumetanide (TLS Red)


Osmotic Diuretics

Mannitol Infusion 20% (TLS Red)


Potassium-sparing diuretics

Amiloride (TLS Amber - SCP needed)


Thiazides and related diuretics


Chlorothiazide (TLS Amber - SCP needed)

Bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg tablets (TLS Amber - SCP needed)

Specific Indications:

Metolazone (unlicensed) (TLS Red)

  • For use in combination with a loop diuretic


Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

Specific indication:

Acetazolamide 250mg tablets (TLS Amber - SCP needed)