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|02224720||LASIX 10MG/ML ORAL SOLUTION|
|02224690||LASIX 20MG TABLET|
|02224704||LASIX 40MG TABLET|
|02224755||LASIX SPECIAL 500MG TABLET|
Furosemide belongs to the class of medications called diuretics. This medication is used to treat edema (fluid retention) that occurs with congestive heart failure and disorders of the liver, kidney, and lung. It is also used to control high blood pressure.
Furosemide works by increasing the amount of urine produced and excreted, and by removing excessive water (edema).
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
The recommended adult starting dose for treating edema is 40 mg to 80 mg. If a satisfactory result occurs within 6 hours, the dose may be decreased or kept the same. If edema continues longer than 6 hours, the dose may be increased by 20 mg to 40 mg.
The recommended adult daily dose of furosemide ranges from 20 mg to 200 mg. Once the effective single dose has been determined, it may be taken 1 to 3 times a day.
When treating hypertension (high blood pressure), the dose of furosemide starts at 20 mg to 40 mg twice a day. Doses greater than 40 mg twice a day are generally considered the maximum dose to treat high blood pressure. If blood pressure hasn't been reduced enough with this dose, other medications may be added to further reduce blood pressure.
For children, the dose of furosemide used is based on body weight.
Furosemide is best absorbed if taken on an empty stomach. Results are seen usually within 1 hour, and maximum results are seen within the first 2 hours. The diuretic effect may last 6 to 8 hours.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones above, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Each mL of clear, slightly yellowish solution with an orange odour, contains furosemide 10 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: alcohol, butylated hydroxyanisol, butylated hydroxytoluene, glycerin, methylparaben, natural orange, nitrogen, polysorbate 80 non-animal, potassium sorbate, purified water, sodium hydroxide, and sorbitol.
Each white, round tablet, with one surface debossed "DLF" and the other debossed with the Hoechst logo, contains furosemide 20 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, starch, and talc.
Each yellow, round tablet, debossed with the Hoechst logo on one face, and the other face single scored with "LASIX®" debossed above score line and "40" debossed below score line, contains furosemide 40 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Yellow No. 6, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, starch, and talc.
Each tablet is yellow, round, one side double-scored. On the scored side, are debossed the letters "D", "L", "X". Other side of the tablet is debossed with the Hoechst "Tower and Bridge" logo. Each tablet contains 500 mg furosemide. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cellulose, corn starch, colloidal silicon dioxide, D&C Yellow No. 10, FD&C Yellow No. 6, lacatose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, sodium stach glycolate, and talc.
Furosemide should not be taken by anyone who:
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