Lasix Pill 40mg over the Counter
What is Lasix 20mg/40mg
Lasix treats hypertension and edema using furosemide. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is caused by hereditary and lifestyle factors and may lead to stroke, heart attack, and life-threatening renal malfunction. Fluid buildup is called edema in medicine. Congestive cardiac failure, renal failure, and liver cirrhosis cause it.
Furosemide is a loop diuretic that helps treat hypertension and edema by removing excess salt and water from the body. It has thus earned the name “water pill”. It acts on the kidneys and prevents the reabsorption of salt from the fluid filtered from the blood. Removal of salt leads to the removal of water as well, consequently lowering the blood pressure and causing the edema to subside.
Lasix is suitable for use by both adults and children. The doctor bases dose on symptoms, age, responsiveness to therapy, and weight for pediatric patients. Lasix is normally given once or twice day with or without meals. To minimize sleep disturbance, take this drug as least four hours before bedtime because it induces frequent urination. Lasix can cause dehydration so drinking an adequate amount of water when taking this medicine is highly important. Before starting Lasix, the doctor should be informed of any other medication being taken as drug interactions are possible between furosemide and various over-the-counter and prescription drugs like multivitamins, heart medications, cancer medications, sucralfate, and other diuretics.
Lasix is manufactured by Sanofi Aventis and is available in both injectable and tablet forms. The tablets are sold in 20 mg and 40 mg strengths. Lasix 20 mg tablets are white, elliptical pills imprinted with “Lasix®”, while Lasix 40 mg tablets are white, round pills imprinted with “Lasix® 40”. Both formulations are sold in bottles of 100 tablets.
Lasix Side Effects
Lasix is safe, although some individuals have adverse effects. Blurred vision, lightheadedness, and migraines decrease as the body reacts to the medicine. Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance from Lasix might produce these symptoms:
- Muscle cramps
If Lasix affects the kidneys, abdominal pain, numbness and swelling of limbs, and hearing changes, such as ringing in the ears, occur. Any of the aforementioned significant side effects need emergency medical attention.
Lasix allergies are rare. If rash, trouble breathing or swallowing, or swelling of the face, tongue, or throat occur, stop taking the drug and see a doctor.
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