LASIX 20MG INJECTION 2ML

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Sanofi India Ltd

Composition for LASIX 20MG INJECTION

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Primarily used for

Hypertension, hypercalcemia (increased calcium levels in blood)
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Pregnancy
32.2
₹3.22/injection
10 injections in 1 vial
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Substitutes for LASIX

No substitutes found for this medicine

Medicine Overview of LASIX INJECTION

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Uses of LASIX INJECTION

Lasix 20mg injection 2ml is used in the treatment of hypertension and hypercalcemia (increased calcium levels in blood).
It is also used to relieve fluid overload (edema) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.
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Side effects of LASIX INJECTION

Common

Dehydration, Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Increased blood uric acid, Hearing loss.

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How to use LASIX INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How LASIX INJECTION works

Lasix 20mg injection 2ml is a diuretic. It acts on kidneys and removes excess water and electrolytes from the body through urine.

In Depth Information on LASIX INJECTION

Expert advice for LASIX INJECTION

  • Inform your doctor if you have dizziness, fatigue, or muscle weakness that stays for a long time.
  • Furosemide can cause dehydration and lower blood potassium levels. Take potassium supplements or diet rich in potassium (banana, spinach, coconut water etc.) as Furosemide may cause potassium deficiency.
  • Get kidney function tests, blood electrolyte, glucose, uric acid and lipid levels on a regular basis.
  • Before taking Furosemide, inform your doctor if you have
    • Allergy to Furosemide or to sulfonylureas which are used to treat diabetes (e.g. glibenclamide, glipizide)
    • Diabetes mellitus, as Furosemide can increase your sugar levels
     
  • Furosemide starts to work in half an hour.
  • Avoid taking Furosemide at bedtime as it makes you urinate frequently. Take it at least four hours before going to bed. 
  • Furosemide can cause low blood pressure and you may feel dizzy for first few days. 
    • Do not stand up suddenly from a sitting or lying position, you may fall. 
    • Avoid driving or use of any machines that requires you to be alert.
Warnings
Special precautions for LASIX 20MG INJECTION 2ML
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Furosemide with alcohol may have additive effects in
lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lasix 20mg injection 2ml may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Lasix 20mg injection 2ml is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
It may cause dizziness, blurred vision. Exercise caution if
you have to drive or operate a machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
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Liver
SAFE
There is no interaction between liver impairment and consumi
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
GENTICYN 80MG INJECTION, AMCARD 5MG TABLET, OLSERTAIN 40MG TABLET, TELMA 80MG TABLET

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Furosemide, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for LASIX 20MG INJECTION

Frequently asked questions for Furosemide

Q. How is Furosemide different from Torasemide?
Both Furosemide and Torasemide are loop diuretics and are used to treat high blood pressure and edema caused by an underlying liver, kidney or lung diseases but Furosemide is also used in the treatment of hypercalcemia (high calcium levels in the blood). However, Torasemide has a long duration of action and is safe to use in patients with renal failure as compared to furosemide.

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