Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

A nurse or other trained health professional will give you or your child this medicine in a hospital. It is given through a needle placed into one of your veins, or as a shot into a muscle or under your skin, usually in the stomach area.

Your doctor will give you a few doses of this medicine until your condition improves, and then switch you or your child to an oral medicine that works the same way. If you have any concerns about this, talk to your doctor.

You or your caregiver may be trained to prepare and apply the medicine at home. Be sure that you understand how to use the medicine. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.

To use the prefilled cartridge with the single-use on-body infusor:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
  • You will be shown the body areas where the on-body infusor can be worn. Use a different body area each time you wear the infusor. Keep track of the application site to make sure you rotate body areas. This will help prevent skin problems from the injections. Do not apply into areas where the skin is bruised, hardened, irritated, red, tender, or broken.
  • Do not apply lotions oils, or ointments to the stomach area. Avoid putting the on-body infusor where belts, waistbands, or other types of clothing that may rub against, disturb, or dislodge. Application site should be hairless or nearly hairless. You may shave the skin or cut the hair.
  • Check the liquid in the prefilled cartridge. It should be clear to slightly yellow. Do not use the cartridge if the liquid is cloudy or discolored.
  • Do not use if the packaging is opened, dropped, broken, or damaged. Do not use the medicine within 12 inches of mobile phones, tablets, computers, or wireless devices (eg, TV remote control, bluetooth keyboard or mouse).
  • Do not touch the blue start button until the on-body infusor is on the skin. Do not touch or fully open the cartridge holder until you are ready. Do not remove until the injection is complete (indicator turns solid green light, beeping sound, and white plunger rod filling the window).
  • Do not shower, bathe, swim, or exercise that will make you sweat while wearing the on-body infusor. Allow the medicine to deliver for at least 5 hours.
  • If the on-body infusor falls off, call your doctor right away. Do not reapply or reuse it. Do not apply new on-body infusor unless your doctor tells you to.


The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For injectable dosage form (prefilled cartridge):
    • For congestion caused by excess amount of fluid:
      • Adults—30 milligrams (mg) injected under your skin for the first hour, followed by 12.5 mg per hour for 4 hours. Each cartridge contains 80 mg furosemide. The amount of medicine delivered is pre-programmed with a single-use on-body infusor.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.


Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep the medicine in its original carton until you are ready to use it. Protect it from light.