Lasix

Furosemide

Lasix is used for treating edema or fluid retention that may be caused due to several conditions like kidney problems, liver disease or heart disease.

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Lasix is a diuretic also known as a water pill. It works by helping eliminate excessive salt from the body in your urine.




Usage

& Dosage



Please ask for precise dosage instructions to your healthcare provider.



Lasix is a water pill.



Try to take the medication at the same time everyday to avoid missing a dose. If you have missed a dose and it is almost time for the next dose, then skip the missed one and continue with the regular dosage. Alternatively, if you remember immediately, then you may take the missed dose. Never double up to compensate for a missed dose.




Storage



Store Lasix at room temperature in a cool and dark place. Keep away from children and pets.


Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Speak about your medical history to your healthcare provider.
Mention complete and accurate details about existing medical conditions, known allergies to food or drugs, dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements or OTC medications that you may be using.
Do not use Lasix if:
You are allergic to any ingredient in it.
You are unable to urinate
Maintain caution while using Lasix if:
You have kidney disease
You have an enlarged prostate
You have urination problems
You have cirrhosis or other liver disease
You have electrolyte imbalance
You have high cholesterol
You have gout, lupus
You have diabetes
You have an allergy to sulfa drugs.
Maintain caution if you use the following drugs:
Corticosteroids (eg, prednisone) or corticotropin (ACTH)
Barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital) or narcotics (eg, codeine)
Aminoglycosides (eg, gentamicin), amphotericin B, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (eg, captopril), cyclosporine, ethacrynic acid, tacrolimus, or vancomycin
Chloral hydrate
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen, indomethacin)
Digoxin, lithium, medicines for high blood pressure, salicylates (eg, aspirin),
Norepinephrine or tubocurarine
Please be informed:
Lasix may make you feel dizzy or light headed. Alcohol, hot weather or fever may cause this to increase. To prevent this, it is recommended that you stand or sit up slowly when you wake up from sleep. If you notice any such symptoms, then sit down immediately.
High doses of Lasix can cause permanent hearing loss.
Lasix may cause potassium deficiency and doctors may recommend a potassium supplement. Please do not make sudden dietary modifications to include more potassium without consulting your doctors.
If you are using Lasix for the treatment of blood pressure, then you may feel lethargic or tired for the first few weeks. Do not discontinue use even if this happens.
Lasix may cause your blood sugar level to fluctuate. Some symptoms of a sudden spike in blood sugar levels are drowsyness, thirst and confusion. Some patients notice a fruity breath odour. If you notice any of these symptoms then speak to your healthcare provider immediately.
Diabetes patients - Check blood sugar levels closely.
Lasix is a strong diuretic that may cause serious water and mineral loss.
Your doctors may recommend certain laboratory tests to analyze your progress to treatment. These tests include rectal exams. We recommend that you do not miss out on any of these tests or doctor appointments.

Side Effects
Mild side effects are commonly experienced while using Lasix. They do not need medical treatment and usually subside on their own. Some examples are Dizziness; lightheadedness; sensitivity to sunlight.
If these side effects become bothersome or do not fade away after a while, then seek medical assistance.
Serious side effects that need immediate medical assistance are rare.
Some of them are Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); calf pain or tenderness; confusion; dark urine; decreased or persistent increased urination; drowsiness; dry mouth; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; hearing decrease or loss; muscle pain/cramps/weakness; restlessness; ringing in the ears; severe or persistent nausea, vomiting, or dizziness; shortness of breath; sluggishness; stomach pain; unusual bleeding or bruising; unusual thirst or hunger; unusual tiredness or weakness; vein inflammation; yellow vision; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
Please contact your doctor immediately if you notice any serious side effects.

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