Lasix Product Description
Lasix is an effective diuretic providing a hypotensive effect by inhibiting reabsorption of sodium and chloride ions. Lasix diuretic is characterized by a high safety profile and can be used in infants, children and adults for treatment of oedema caused by heart failure, cirrhosis and kidney disease (including nephrosis). Besides, the diuretic can be indicated to adult and elderly patients for hypertension treatment.
For oedema treatment, the adult patients are usually prescribed with 20 to 80mg of Lasix as a single dose a day. At low diuretic effect, the daily dose of the diuretic is recommended to be increased at the average by 40mg in six to eight hours. The maximum daily dose of Lasix should not exceed 400mg.
Oedema treatment in pediatric patients is usually started with a daily Lasix dose of 2 mg per kg of a child’s body weight. If necessary, the daily dose of the diuretic is recommended to be increased by 1.2mg maximum. Thus the maximum dose for children should not exceed 6mg per kg of body weight.
If you’ve accidentally forgotten to take a dose of Lasix, do not double it to catch up. Wait till the next dose of the diuretic, if it should be taken soon. Otherwise, you can take the missed dose of Lasix as soon as remember about it.
In treatment of hypertension, a therapeutic dose of Lasix should be adjusted so that optimum efficacy was achieved at the minimum doses. If you fail to lower hypertension by application of Lasix alone, another antihypertensive drug can be added for support.
In combination therapy of hypertension, to prevent hypotension, the dosage of the antihypertensive drug is recommended to be decreased at the average by 50 percent. During long-term therapy with Lasix, the patients may be advised to use potassium and magnesium supplements, because the diuretic increases the excretion of potassium ions, calcium and magnesium.
Lasix tablets must be stored in the original container at the room temperature not exceeding 25°C. Keep this diuretic away from light and out of the reach of children.
Lasix Safety Information
Lasix is a strong diuretic drug and its application in high doses may lead to dehydration and reduction of blood volume, increasing the risk of vascular thrombosis and embolism. Therefore, all patients are recommended to adhere to the scheduled dosage regimen. Lasix may increase a blood glucose level, therefore the diuretic is prescribed with caution to the patients with diabetes mellitus. During application of Lasix, the patients with high blood pressure are recommended to avoid medications increasing blood pressure.
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Lasix Side Effects
Mainly Lasix affects the metabolism in the human body. Therefore, most common adverse effects, which can be observed during therapy with this diuretic, include hyponatraemia, hypotension, hypochloraemic alkalosis, hypokalaemia, as well as other diseases associated with changes in the substance level in the body.
Typically, these adverse effects appear as a result of long-term treatment with high doses of Lasix. Sometimes metabolic disorders may lead to other adverse effects, including drowsiness, confusion, anorexia, muscle spasms, apathy, weakness, and vomiting. Children and elderly patients experience more apparent adverse effects, like dizziness, visual impairment, headache, and dry mouth.