A patient prescribed to furosemide, 60 mg by mouth twice per day, is being instructed on administration and side effects. The nurse should instruct the patient to eat which foods while taking furosemide?


• The patient should be instructed to consume foods high in potassium due to furosemide's potassium-wasting effect

• Foods high in potassium include spinach, potatoes, beans, raisins, tomatoes, bananas, squash, and dried apricots

• Applesauce, rice, vanilla, and bread do not contain a high level of potassium

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