Furosemide (Lasix) is used for treatment of fluid buildup and swelling caused by congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or kidney disease.
Furosemide is the generic name of this drug and available with the brand name of Lasix. This medicine is used to remove the excess quantity of salt and water inside the body. It is a water pill and prevents from absorption of extra salt in the body and passes it into the urine. In this result more urine is produced. Extra salt and water in a body cause many problems like heart failure, liver diseases and strokes. So, this drug is used for the treatment of these diseases and also it is used for the treatment of high blood pressure problem. Patient having urine problem should not use this medicine. Patient should inform the doctor if he is suffering from kidney disease, enlarged prostate, urination problems, cirrhosis or other liver disease, an electrolyte imbalance, high cholesterol, gout, lupus, diabetes, or an allergy to sulfa drugs. Patient should tell the doctor if patient had recent MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) or any sort of scanning from radioactive dye which is injected into the vein. Variation in recommended quantity is not a good practice and causes many other problems irreversible hearing loss. If you have high blood pressure and using medicine then never stop the medicine use because most of the time there is no any symptoms occur for high blood pressure. It is not known that whether this medicine is harmful for unborn baby in pregnancy case or not. That's why it lies in Food and drug administration pregnancy category C. anyhow patient should concern to the doctor if she is pregnant or planning for it. In addition to this, this medicine is also responsible to reduce the production of the breast milk. So tell your doctor before using this medicine if you have nursing baby. Use the medicine after accurate measurement with the medicine cup or spoon but not with the regular spoon. Urination will be more as compare to the past and in this result you may dehydrated. Use the potassium supplements with the doctor advice for makeup the salt and potassium quantity. Go for a blood test on regular basis and keep using the blood pressure medicine if you are being treated for this problem. Liquid medicine can be used for 60 to 90 days and throw it away the unused quantity after expire date. In case of any emergency contact to the doctor or poison help line on urgent basis. Store the medicine in safe and clean place under room temperature keep it away from approach of the children and moisture. Try to use makeup dose as soon as possible and not very close to the next dosage time. In that case, the dose quantity will increase which could be harmful for your health. This medicine has side effects too like many other medicines. Some of them are common and some are uncommon. Common side effects are easy to treat and sometimes they never appear but a proper treatment required if someone start facing uncommon side effects.
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