LASIX 40MG TABLET

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Composition FOR LASIX 40mg tablet

Furosemide(40mg)

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lasix 40mg tablet at a fixed time.
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.
UNSAFE
Lasix 40mg tablet 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Lasix 40mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR LASIX 40mg tablet

    Furosemide(40mg)

    Lasix tablet uses

    Lasix 40mg tablet is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure and hypercalcemia (increased calcium levels in blood).
    It is also used to relieve fluid overload (edema) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.

    How lasix tablet works

    Lasix 40mg tablet is a diuretic. It acts on kidneys and removes excess water and electrolytes from the body through urine.

    Common side effects of lasix tablet

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

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR LASIX 40MG TABLET

    Patients taking LASIX 40MG TABLET

    • 70%
      Once A Day
    • 23%
      Twice A Day
    • 3%
      Alternate Day
    • 2%
      Thrice A Day
    • 1%
      Twice A Week

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    Expert advice FOR LASIX tablet

    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions FOR LASIX 40mg tablet

    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.

    WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT LASIX 40MG TABLET

    How effective is this medicine?

    Effective
    63%
    Moderately effective
    25%
    Not effective
    6%
    Can't say
    6%

    Do you find this medicine expensive?

    No
    83%
    Yes
    17%

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    Content on this page was last updated on 19 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)