The information below should not be taken as a substitute for qualified medical advice. Consult your health care provider before taking Lasix.
Lasix is prescribed as a diuretic to reduce fluid retention and swelling and as a treatment for high blood pressure. It works by stimulating the kidneys to rid themselves of water and salt, passing them to the bladder in the form of urine. This medication acts as an aid in controlling hypertension, but is not a cure.
The effects of Lasix are rapid. Diuresis can occur approximately one hour after the first oral dose is taken, with the medication's "peak effect" being experienced in one to two hours. Patients should consult with their health care providers about the likelihood of needing potassium supplements, and in the proper amount of water intake while on this medication.
A Lasix prescription may be for one dose. If the prescription is for a regular regimen, the medication should be taken at the same time every day. Missed doses should be taken as soon as they re remembered, but extra medicine should never be taken to make up for a missed dose, nor should doses ever be doubled.
Known side effects for Lasix may include dry mouth, rapid heartbeat, weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, easy bruising, hearing loss, muscle pain, and urinating less frequently than usual.
||20mg, 40mg, and 80mg Tablets
||Store at room temperature, not in bathroom. Keep out of direct sunlight.
||Those who are allergic to furosemide or sulfa drugs, or those who are unable to urinate.
What is Furosemide?
Furosemide is the generic form of Lasix and can be purchased as a cheaper alternative to save money on your medication. The same ingredients are used in the manufacturing of the brand name version of this drug as in Furosemide.