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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.
Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.
Q: What is the best dosage to take for Lasix?
A: You doctor will be able to determine the best Lasix dosage from the initial diagnosis.
Q: How long does it take for this medication to become active?
A: It can take a few weeks before this drug has full effect. Continue to take this medication at the same time everyday to ensure a successful treatment.
Q: What happens if I miss a dose?
A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the missed dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule and do not take a double dose.
Q: What is the best way to store this medication?
A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets.
Q: How do I dispose of this medication?
A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.
Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if Lasix can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.
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