Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection

Sanofi India Ltd

Composition for Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection

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Primarily used for

Hypertension, Hypercalcemia (Increased calcium levels in blood)
10 injections in 1 vial

Substitutes for Lasix

No substitutes found for this medicine

Medicine Overview of Lasix Injection


Uses of Lasix Injection

Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection 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.

Side effects of Lasix Injection


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


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 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.
  • Lasix can cause dehydration and lower blood potassium levels. Take potassium supplements or diet rich in potassium (banana, spinach, coconut water etc.) as Lasix may cause potassium deficiency.
  • Get kidney function tests, blood electrolyte, glucose, uric acid and lipid levels on a regular basis.
  • Before taking Lasix, inform your doctor if you have
    • Allergy to Lasix or to sulfonylureas which are used to treat diabetes (e.g. glibenclamide, glipizide)
    • Diabetes mellitus, as Lasix can increase your sugar levels
  • Lasix starts to work in half an hour.
  • Avoid taking Lasix at bedtime as it makes you urinate frequently. Take it at least four hours before going to bed. 
  • Lasix 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.
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Special precautions for Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection
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.
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.
Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

Milk secretion may decrease.
Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, ti
red, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection is safe to use in patients with liv
er disease. No dose adjustment of Lasix 40mg/4ml Injection is recommended.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Genticyn 80mg Injection, Amcard 5mg Tablet, Amlogard 10mg Tablet, Olsertain 40mg 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 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.

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