Furosemide 20 mg and 40 mg
Chemical Name FUROSEMIDE (fur-OH-se-mide)
Lasix (Furosemide) is a diuretic drug (also known as a water pill) used for the treatment of oedema caused due to heart failure, liver disease or kidney disorder. It is also used for the treatment of high blood pressure ultimately preventing strokes, heart attack, and kidney disorders.
Furosemide is available in two doses; furosemide 20 mg and furosemide 40 mg. You can buy Lasix online from Canada Pharmacy.
The furosemide tablet should be used as prescribed by your healthcare practitioner. Take Lasix once or twice a day as prescribed by your doctor.
If you accidentally miss the dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Don’t mix the dose with the other one. Avoid taking 2 doses at the same time. The dosage of the drug depends on the age and health condition of the patient. This medicine is administered orally.
The active ingredient is Furosemide.
The inactive ingredients are:
- Lactose monohydrate NF
- Magnesium stearate NF
- Starch NF
- Talc USP
- Colloidal silicon dioxide NF
It is better to give Lasix therapy in the hospital to the patients who are suffering from cirrhosis and ascites.
Proper follow-up is required to check the effectiveness of the drug.
Tell your doctor if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients present in Lasix.
The common side effects of using Lasix are:
- Gastrointestinal system reactions
- Hepatic encephalopathy in patients with hepatocellular insufficiency
- Increased liver enzymes
- Oral and gastric irritation
- Systemic hypersensitivity reactions
- Severe anaphylactic or anaphylactic reactions (e.g. with shock)
- Systemic vasculitis
- Interstitial nephritis
- Necrotizing angiitis
- Central nervous system reactions
- Tinnitus and hearing loss
- A headache
- Blurred vision
- Hematologic reactions
- Aplastic anemia
- Hemolytic anemia
- Dermatologic-hypersensitivity reactions
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Erythema multiform
- Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms
- Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
- Exfoliative dermatitis
- Bullous pemphigoid
- Cardiovascular reaction
- Orthostatic hypotension may occur and can be aggravated by alcohol, barbiturates or narcotics.
- Increase in cholesterol and triglyceride serum levels
Other reactions include:
- Muscle spasm
- Urinary bladder spasm
IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.