Lasix is ??a fast acting diuretic produced by the Indian pharmaceutical company Sanofi. The active ingredient of it is furosemide.
Lasix has a pronounced diuretic, natriuretic and chloruretic effect. This drug is prescribed for edematous syndrome in chronic heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, kidney disease, acute heart failure, cerebral edema, severe arterial hypertension and many other diseases. Furosemide is also used for forced diuresis in case of chemical poisoning.
How does Lasix work?
Lasix causes a rapid, strong and short-term diuresis. It has natriuretic and chloruretic effects, increases the excretion of potassium, calcium and magnesium. Lasix also blocks sodium and chlorine reabsorption.
The onset of the diuretic effect when the pill is taken orally is observed already within 1 hour, the maximum effect occurs in 1-2 hours, the duration of the effect is about 6-8 hours. When administered intravenously, it starts to work within 5 minutes, immediately entering the bloodstream, the maximum effect occurs in 30 minutes, and it lasts about 2 hours. Administered intravenously, Lasix causes varicose veins, decreases systemic pressure and induces a number of other changes in the functioning of the cardiovascular system.
How to use Lasix
Lasix is ??available in the pill form and solution for intravenous injection. It’s usually given on an empty stomach. Dosage of this drug is individual and depends on the type of disease and the nature of its course.
Before buying lasix in our pharmacy and using it, please, consult with your doctor to choose the appropriate treatment regimen and dosage.
What contraindications Lasix has?
Lasix is ??a modern effective drug, but due to the nature of its work, it can cause a number of side effects, including a decrease in blood pressure, tachycardia, arrhythmias — from the cardiovascular system, dizziness, headache, myasthenia gravis — from the nervous system, oliguria, acute urinary retention, decreased potency — from the genitourinary system and many others. Lasix can also cause specific allergic reactions in case of intolerance to the active substance or additional ingredients of the drug.
Using Lasix, you should also be careful with the dosage. In case of overdose, this drug may cause low blood pressure, shock, dehydration, acute renal failure with anuria, thrombosis, confusion, flaccid paralysis, and apathy. A complete list of side effects and symptoms of overdosing can be found in the insert when ordering Lasix in our pharmacy.
Lasix is ??a fast-acting diuretic that effectively helps patients in the treatment of various edema syndromes, saving thousands of people around the world.
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