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What is Lasix used for?
Lasix is a prescription medication used to treat Edema, which is swelling due to extra fluid buildup in the body that is caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease. This drug is also used as part of combination therapy to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
You can buy Lasix (Furosemide) online at My Drug Center. We have the Lasix generic, called Furosemide, available for purchase as well.
How does Lasix work?
Lasix is an oral tablet that contains the active ingredient Furosemide, which belongs to the class of drugs called loop diuretics. Furosemide works by blocking the absorption of sodium, chloride, and water from the filtered fluid in the kidney tubules, causing a profound increase in the output of urine. This helps lower your blood pressure as well as reduce swelling.
Before taking Lasix or the Furosemide generic, read all the instructions that was provided by your pharmacist. Take Lasix orally once a day with a full glass of water. Swallow the tablets whole; do not break, crush, or chew them. Lasix can be administered with or without a meal. Make sure you take this medication at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Furosemide dosage in your system. For optimal results take this medication on a regular basis. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.
Lasix or the Furosemide generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Lasix. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to problems with blood flow to the brain, diabetes, heart problems, problems with your nervous system problems, low white blood cell count, problems swallowing, and troubles breathing while asleep. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions or unwanted side effects of Furosemide.
Some Lasix side effects include:
Nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, stomach cramping, feeling like you or the room is spinning (vertigo), dizziness, headache, blurred vision, itching or rash
If any Lasix or side effects of Furosemide become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.
What is Lasix?
Furosemide is a medication that reduces extra fluids in the body that is caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease. Many symptoms of these three conditions are shortness of breath and swelling in the arms, legs and abdomen. In taking this medication you can lessen the effects that the symptoms have on you. On another note, sometimes this medication is also used to treat high blood pressure. Furosemide is what is known as a “water pill” and it causes you to produce more urine, and in turn helps your body rid itself of any extra water and salt. It comes in two different strengths, 20mg and 40mg. And it can be purchased as the brand Lasix, or its generic Furosemide. If you have any questions regarding this medication, or in general, feel free to give us a call at 1-877-385-8998.
Should you drink a lot of water when taking Lasix?
Since this medication is designed to make you urinate a bit more than the usual, it is best to keep yourself hydrated. Therefore, you should drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. However, as to how much you drink can be limited. Since, even when taking “water pills” you can drink too much. Your doctor will let you know how much water you may consume in a day. Only take what has been prescribed to you, and take you doctor’s directions exactly.
What foods to avoid when taking Furosemide?
It’s important to not have an intake of too much salt while on a “water pill”, so your best bet is to stay away from salty foods, such as processed foods and ready-meals. Your diet should consist of low-salt or low-sodium foods. And you may be told to increase the amounts of potassium rich foods that you intake. Such examples are bananas, prunes, raisins, and orange juice.
What happens when you stop taking Lasix?
If you wish to stop taking this medication, then you should speak to your doctor beforehand. Simply putting a stop to this medication can cause a rise in your blood pressure, and it may increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.
How long does it take for Lasix to work?
It usually takes up to an hour before you begin to feel the medication coming into effect. And once it is fully working in your system, the medication can have a lasting effect for up to 6 – 8 hours.
When to take Furosemide?
When to take Lasix is generally something your doctor will give you directions upon, and you should follow them thoroughly. However, this medication is usually prescribed for once a day and you’ll normally be asked to take it in the morning. Some may be asked to take two a day, but remember the dose is based on your medical background and your response to the treatment.
What are the side effects of Lasix?
There are a few side effect associated with furosemide, some common and some much more serious. What I have listed here is only the most common side effects, which are; increased urination, thirst, muscle cramps, itching or rash, weakness, dizziness, spinning sensation, diarrhea, stomach pain and constipation. If any of these do persist or worsen, then you should speak with your doctor right away.
What is the generic name for Lasix?
The generic name for Lasix is known as Furosemide.
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