A client prescribed furosemide (Lasix) should choose which meal for lunch?

  1. chicken breast, white rice, apple
  2. turkey sandwich on wheat bread, celery sticks, grapefruit
  3. egg salad, cooked carrots, strawberries
  4. baked salmon, spinach salad, banana
Number 4 is correct.
Rationale: A client taking furosemide (Lasix) is at risk for hypokalemia, because this medication is a (potassium wasting) loop diuretic. Salmon, spinach, and bananas are all foods high in potassium. While the other foods are not harmful, they are not the most beneficial for replacing potassium in the body.