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Lasix Information

Lasix is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Injection, Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Edema, High BP, Swelling. Other than this, Lasix has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The right dosage of Lasix depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Lasix have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Lasix are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Lasix is Severe for pregnant women and Safe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Lasix's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Lasix related warnings section.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Lasix contraindications section.

Besides this, Lasix may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Lasix is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Lasix Benefits & Uses

Lasix is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Lasix Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage

Lasix Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lasix safe for pregnant women?


    Lasix shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Lasix safe during breastfeeding?


    Lasix is completely safe for breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Lasix on the Kidneys?


    Lasix is not harmful for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Lasix on the Liver?


    Lasix has very mild side effects on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lasix on the Heart?


    Side effects of Lasix rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Lasix with Other Drugs

Lasix should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Lasix Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lasix unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Lasix

  • Is this Lasix habit forming or addictive?


    Lasix is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Lasix, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Lasix can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Lasix is safe as it does not bear any side effects.

    Safe
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Lasix cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Lasix Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Lasix


    Taking Lasix with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Lasix


    Taking alcohol with Lasix can be dangerous.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Lasix

Question about 5 years ago

Can Lasix raise blood sugar?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Lasix can raise the blood sugar levels slightly in diabetic patients. However, the exact cause behind this is unknown but it is presumed that Lasix decreases the sensitivity of insulin towards glucose which causes rise in blood sugar levels. So, if you have diabetes keep a check on your blood sugar levels and incase of sudden spike in sugar levels take blood glucose lowering medicines to manage your diabetes. 

Question about 5 years ago

Does Lasix cause headache?

Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Lasix can cause headache, this occurs rarely. It is a known side effect of this drug. However, the exact cause behind this is unknown. If you experience a severe headache after taking this drug, consider taking a mild painkiller, applying balms and complete rest. Even if the pain does not subside then discuss with your doctor immediately.

Question about 5 years ago

Does [Medicne] cause low potassium?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Long-term use of Lasix along with inadequate intake of electrolytes may cause low potassium in your body by increasing the excretion of potassium in the urine. This can result in symptoms such as muscle cramps, weakness, and tiredness.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Lasix cause itching or rashes?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

Yes, Lasix causes itching or rashes but it occurs rarely. If you experience excessive rashes or itching then consult it with your doctor without any further delay.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I take Lasix without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

Lasix is a prescription drug, hence do not take Lasix without consulting doctor. It can be harmful for patients to take this medicine without doctor's advice.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lasix (furosemide)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 574

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 602-604

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