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Generic Lasix is a powerful water pill or diuretic that is taken by patients to eliminate salt and water from their bodies. It treats excessive accumulation of water and edema in the body caused by such medical conditions as heart failure, cirrhosis and nephrotic syndrome.
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Generic Lasix is also called flurosemide; it is a water pill that is loop diuretic to prevent your body from absorbing too much salt. It allows salt in your body to be reduced when you urinate. The drug is also used to treat people with fluid retention and heart failure, liver disease, kidney disorder and it can also be administered to people with high blood pressure.
The drug contains an active ingredient called flurosemide and it also has other active ingredients as well: lactose monohydrate, magnesium, starch, colloidal silicon, and starch NF. It is available in hospitals or clinics as a white tablet that can be taken orally.
The intake of the drug should always be individualized according to how the person responses. It is also to ensure that you get the maximum benefits from the drug and control the dosage that you take. The usual dosage for any adult is 20 to 80 gm and it is taken as a single dose.
If you need it, you can have the same dose after eight hours or you can visit your doctor to get the dosage increased but that will depend on how your body is responding to it. It is most likely that the drug will be raised to 20 gm and will be taken after six hours. This is after you have taken your first dose.
However, if you want to get good results you should use it for two to three days each week; and you should make sure that you do not skip any dose. For patients that are suffering from pediatric, the initial intake of the drug is 2gm and if it does not work, it can be increased but that will depend on your doctor.
It is wise that you visit your doctor to get checked on your blood pressure every time and then. This is especially if you are taking it with other drugs, it might lead to a drop in blood pressure. In general, before you take any dose or begin taking the medication, you ought to visit your doctor to get clear guidelines on how to use it.
You should get medical help as soon as you notice the following side effects: ringing in your ears, numbness, urinating less than usual, weight loss, headache, dark urine, loss of appetite and itchiness on your skin.
The lesser severe cases that are associated with lasix are, diarrhea, stomach pains, dizziness, spinning sensation and constipation. It is also good that you talk to your doctor on other medication that you have taken before like cisplatin, lithium, phenytoin and cyclosporine. These medications do not interact well with the drugs and it can lead to other severe side effects.
The medication also contain inactive allergies that might cause complication, that is why you should tell your doctor of any allergy that you have before beginning any dose.
Precautions and warning
If you are suffering from diabetes, it is to your advantage that you tell your doctor; it is because the drug can lower your sugar level. You should also disclose information like kidney problems, liver problems and urination problems before you begin your medication.
In patients that have hepatic cirrhosis and ascites the medication should always be administered in the hospital. This will help your doctor to monitor you well and correct any complication that might occur. If you notice that you have taken an overdose, you should contact your doctor immediately. You should also do the same in case that you have missed a dose.
Lasix should be stored at room temperatures and not in the kitchen or the bedroom. You should also keep it away from heat or areas that have high moisture. In case you want to dispose any expired drug, it is good that you get help from your doctor. You should never flash it in the toilet or throw it in drainage; children might get the medication and take it.
The places that you keep your drug have a great effect on how the drug will work on you. If you keep it in proper and safe place then you get the desired results. The place should also not be accessed by children.