Lasix 40 mg 100 tablets Pack / Strip 50 tabs
LASIX® is a medication available in various forms, including tablets, injections, and oral solution. It is classified as a diuretic, specifically a loop diuretic. Its main action is to inhibit the reabsorption of sodium and water in the kidneys, primarily in the ascending loop of Henle and the proximal tubule.
LASIX ® is a medication available in various forms, including tablets, injections, and oral solution. It is classified as a diuretic, specifically a loop diuretic. Its main action is to inhibit the reabsorption of sodium and water in the kidneys, primarily in the ascending loop of Henle and the proximal tubule. This leads to increased excretion of sodium and water, resulting in diuresis (increased urine production). LASIX® is effective in treating conditions such as cardiac edema, ascites (fluid accumulation in the abdomen) due to liver cirrhosis or heart failure, renal edema in nephrotic syndrome, and edema associated with pregnancy complications. It can also be used as an adjunct treatment for acute pulmonary edema, cerebral edema, and mild to moderate hypertension.
LASIX® is not recommended for individuals who are hypersensitive to furosemide or sulphonamides. It is contraindicated in cases of severe progressive renal disease, anuria (absence of urine production), hypokalemia (low potassium levels), hyponatremia (low sodium levels), hypovolemia (low blood volume), hepatic coma, electrolyte depletion, and lactating women. Use during pregnancy should be limited to situations where it is absolutely necessary and for short durations. The recommended dosage of LASIX® varies depending on the condition being treated. It is usually taken orally once a day in the morning, with the dose ranging from 20 mg to 80 mg. Dosages can be increased based on the individual’s response.
For intravenous or intramuscular administration, LASIX® is used when intestinal absorption is impaired or when rapid diuresis is required. The onset of action is rapid with oral administration and even faster with parenteral administration. Side effects of LASIX® may include disturbances in electrolyte and water balance, circulatory disturbances. It also hypovolemia, dehydration, dry mouth, circulatory collapse, blood coagulation disorders potassium depletion, sodium deficiency, gastrointestinal disorders, allergic reactions. It cause changes in blood picture, hearing disorders, metabolic alkalosis, and impairment of driving or operating machinery.
LASIX® may interact with other medications, such as cardiac glycosides, glucocorticoids, aminoglycoside antibiotics, cisplatin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and others. Overdose may lead to dehydration and electrolyte depletion, and treatment involves water and electrolyte replacement. LASIX® is available in different strengths and presentations, and it should be stored according to specific instructions, such as protecting it from light and refrigerating the oral solution.