Lasix is a diuretic medication manufactured by Aventis Pharma Limited, the pharmaceutical company located in India. The active ingredient of the drug is furosemide. Lasix is a water pill taken to accelerate the process of removing excess fluid from a human body. It also helps to bring out salt from the body by passing it in urine. Lasix 100 mg / 40 mg / 20 mg is available with or with no prescription:
Lasix is used for treatment of edema in patients having liver disease, heart disorders, nephrotic syndrome and kidney failure.
Sometimes furosemide 100 mg may be prescribed by a doctor for purposes not mentioned in a drug guide. Lasix can be found in a drugstore as well as in online pharmacy.
What Lasix is Used For?
There is a range of health disorders Lasix is prescribed for or taken without prescription. They are:
edema caused by chronic congestive heart failure;
edema caused by chronic renal failure;
edema caused by nephrotic syndrome;
edema caused by liver disease;
acute renal failure;
How to Take Lasix?
Dosage schedule is suggested by the doctor individually 20 mg or 40 mg or 100 mg, depending on the severity of disorders of water and electrolyte balance, on the value of glomerular filtration rate as well as on the severity of patient’s condition. In the process of furosemide therapy the dosage should be adjusted according to the indicators of water and electrolyte balance, taking into account the dynamics of urine output and general condition of the patient. The drug is usually taken on an empty stomach.
For adults, the recommended maximum daily dose of furosemide is 1500 mg.
Children of weight under 10 kg are prohibited to take Lasix. In other cases the recommended dose for oral administration of furosemide is 2 mg for each kilogram of body weight, but the maximum daily dose for children should not exceed 40 mg.
Regardless of where you buy Lasix in online pharmacy or in a local drugstore, dosage schedule is normally recommended in a patient information leaflet inside a package.
How Fast Does Lasix Work?
It should be mentioned that furosemide comes in two forms: tablets 100mg / 40mg / 20mg and a solution for injections. How fast the drug starts working directly depends on a form taken. When taken orally the effect of furosemide is observed within an hours and lasts for 6-8 hours. In case of intravenous therapy the effect is observed in 5 to 15 minutes and last for 2 hours. An injection helps to quickly expand the veins, to reduce preload, to decrease the pressure in the left ventricle and the pulmonary artery, and to reduce systemic arterial pressure.
The form and dosage of furosemide is prescribed by the doctor according to patient’s condition. Though if you have no prescription for Lasix, you can order it in online pharmacy. In this case, read the information leaflet thoroughly before taking the drug.