Lasix

Manufactured by: Sanofi India Ltd

Contains / Salt: Furosemide (40 mg)

Prescription Required

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Lasix

Manufactured by: Sanofi India Ltd

Contains / Salt: Furosemide (40 mg)

Prescription Required

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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.

  1. Lasix Benefits & Uses
  2. Lasix Dosage & How to Take
  3. Lasix Side Effects
  4. Lasix Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Lasix with Other Drugs
  6. Lasix Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Lasix
  8. Lasix Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Lasix Benefits & Uses

Lasix is used to treat the following -

  1. Edema Primary
  2. High BP Primary
  3. Chronic Kidney Disease
  4. Urinary Retention
  5. Swelling in Feet
  6. Swelling Primary
  7. Acute Kidney Failure
  8. Ascites

Lasix Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Lasix

Furosemide

Lasix Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Lasix is used -

  1. Dehydration Moderate
  2. Decreased potassium level in blood
  3. Hearing Loss Severe
  4. Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level)
  5. Dizziness Mild
  6. Vertigo Mild

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 safe for breastfeeding women.

Safe

What is the effect of Lasix on the Kidneys?

There are no side effects of Lasix on the 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?

Lasix has very mild side effects on 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 -

Aspirin

    Ibuprofen

    Lithium

    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 -

    1. Diabetes

    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?

    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Lasix. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Yes, the use of Lasix is considered safe.

    Safe

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Lasix is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

    Lasix Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Lasix

    Taking Lasix with food is safe.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Lasix

    Consuming Lasix with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe

    Lasix FAQs

    Question about 2 years ago

    How does Lasix work?

    Dr. Anjum Mujawar MBBS , Diabetology

    Lasix works by increasing the rate of urine formation by inhibiting the sodium and potassium reabsorption from the kidney, this causes more frequent urination than normal. An increased flow of urination leads to a decrease in blood volume and removal of this extra fluid from your body results in a decrease in edema. The decreased blood volume causes relaxation of the walls of blood vessels and this results in a decrease in blood pressure which gives relief from swelling and high blood pressure to the patient. 

    Question almost 2 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 over 1 year ago

    Does Lasix cause hair loss?

    Dr. Anjum Mujawar MBBS , Diabetology

    No, use of Lasix does not cause hair loss in the patients who are taking it. However, if you notice any unusual hair loss then consult it with your doctor.

    Question over 1 year ago

    Does Lasix cause muscle cramps?

    Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Lasix causes muscle cramps but it occurs only in a few cases. If you experience excessive muscle cramps then consult it with your doctor without any further delay.

    Question almost 2 years ago

    Can Lasix cause diarrhoea?

    Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

    Yes, Lasix can cause diarrhoea but this occurs only in a few cases. It is a known side effect of this medicine. The exact cause behind this is not known. To keep yourself well hydrated, drink plenty of fluids while you are using this drug. If you are experiencing severe diarrhoea after taking this drug, consult your doctor immediately without any further delay. 

    This medicine data has been created by -
    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience

    References

    1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lasix (furosemide)
    2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 574
    3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 602-604
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