Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection

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Sanofi India Ltd

Composition for Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection

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Primarily used for

Oedema, Hypertension, Hypercalcemia
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1 Injection in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Lasix Injection

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Uses of Lasix Injection

Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection is used in the treatment of oedema, hypertension and hypercalcemia.
It treats oedema (fluid overload) 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.

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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 40mg/4ml injection is a loop diuretic. It acts on kidneys and removes excess water and certain electrolytes from the body through urine.

In Depth Information on Lasix Injection

Expert advice for Lasix Injection

  • Lasix helps removes excess water from your body and lower blood pressure.
  • Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
  • May cause dizziness in the initial days of treatment.
  • Monitor your blood pressure after starting Lasix, and notify your doctor if it hasn't gone down.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
  • Take potassium supplements or potassium-rich diet (banana, spinach, coconut water etc) as Lasix can decrease your potassium levels and lead to dehydration.
  • Requires routine blood tests to monitor your kidney function.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection
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 40mg/4ml Injection 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
Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection is probably safe to use during lact
ation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, ti
red, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection is recommended.

However, use of Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection is not recommended in severe kidney disease patients who are unable to pass urine or the kidney damage is due to some medicines. Please inform your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection should be used with caution in pati
ents with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Amlo 5mg Tablet, Amlogard 10mg Tablet, Amlokind 2.5mg Tablet, Urimax 0.4mg Capsule MR

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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection

Frequently asked questions for Furosemide

Q. How is Lasix different from Torasemide?
Both Lasix 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 Lasix 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.

User Submitted Feedback For Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection

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Substitutes for Lasix

No substitutes found for this medicine
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