Brand name: Lasix
Furosemide treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome. This medication is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Furosemide is a loop diuretic used in the treatment of congestive heart failure and edema. Furosemide is a potent diuretic (water pill) that is used to eliminate water and salt from the body.
Generic Lasix 40mg / 100mg
Furosemide 40mg / 100mg
What are furosemide tablets?
FUROSEMIDE (Lasix®) is a diuretic. Diuretics increase the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose water and salt. Furosemide helps to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It is not a cure. It also reduces the swelling and water retention caused by various medical conditions, such as heart, liver, or kidney disease. Generic furosemide tablets are available.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
heart disease, or previous heart attack
kidney disease, small amounts of urine, or difficulty passing urine
low blood levels of calcium, potassium, chloride, sodium or magnesium
premature birth (newborns)
systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
an unusual or allergic reaction to furosemide, sulfa drugs, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I take this medicine?
Take furosemide tablets by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. If furosemide upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Remember that you will need to pass urine frequently after taking furosemide. Do not take your doses at a time of day that will cause you problems. Do not take at bedtime.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What drug(s) may interact with furosemide?
antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen)
certain antibiotics given by injection
heart medicines such as digoxin
hormones such as cortisone, fludrocortisone, or hydrocortisone
medicines for diabetes
medicine for high blood pressure
medicines that relax muscles for surgery
monoamine oxidase inhibitors (Azilect®, Eldepryl®, Emsam®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®, Zelapar.)
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What side effects may I notice from taking furosemide?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
blood in urine or stools
fever or chills, sore throat
hearing loss or ringing in the ears
lower back or side pain
muscle pain or weakness, cramps
severe stomach pain
tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
dizziness or lightheadedness
increased sensitivity to the sun
loss of appetite
stomach upset, pain, or cramps
What should I watch for while taking furosemide?
Visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check your blood pressure regularly. Ask your prescriber or health care professional what your blood pressure should be, and when you should contact him or her. You must not get dehydrated, ask your prescriber or health care professional how much fluid you need to drink a day. Do not stop taking furosemide except on your prescriber's advice.
Watch your diet while you are taking furosemide. Ask your prescriber or health care professional about both potassium and sodium intake. Furosemide can make your body lose potassium and you may need an extra supply. Some foods have a high potassium content such as bananas, coconuts, dates, figs, prunes, apricots, peaches, grapefruit juice, tomato juice, and orange juice.
You may get dizzy or lightheaded. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how furosemide affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Alcohol can make you lightheaded, dizzy and increase confusion. Avoid or limit intake of alcoholic drinks.
Furosemide can make your skin more sensitive to sun or ultraviolet light. Keep out of the sun, or wear protective clothing outdoors and use a sunscreen (at least SPF 15). Do not use sun lamps or sun tanning beds or booths.
If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking furosemide.
Furosemide can increase the amount of sugar in blood or urine. If you are a diabetic keep a close check on blood and urine sugar.
Where can I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Frequently asked questions:
What is a generic medication?
Wikipedia gives the following definition: “Generic drug (pl. generic drugs, short: generics) is a drug which is produced and distributed without a brand name. A generic must contain the same active ingredients as the original formulation. In most cases, it is considered bioequivalent to the brand name counterpart with respect to pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties. By extension, therefore, generics are assumed to be identical in dose, strength, route of administration, safety, efficacy, and intended use. Mind that the pills you will receive from us differ in appearance from the brand name ones. The looks of medications as well as brand names are the intellectual property of the brand manufacturer. Thus to avoid any accusation of copyright infringement we have to change the shape and the color of the generic pills as well as use the name of the active ingredient (generic name) instead of the brand name for printing on pills. Please be aware that the generic pills differ in appearance from the brand name medications. Our pills are round shaped and blister packed (10 pills per each blister). The name of the active ingredient as well as the weight are specified on the pill itself.
Why are generic pills cheaper than the brand name ones?
The principal reason for the reduced price of generic medicines is that the creation of the generic drug runs up less cost and therefore a lower price can be offered and still maintain profitability.
Manufacturers of generic drugs are mainly able to avoid the following three costs that brand name pharmaceutical companies incur: (1) costs associated with the research and development of the drug; (2) costs associated obtaining regulatory approval (i.e. proving safety and efficacy of a drug); and (3) marketing costs.
First, Generic manufacturers do not incur the cost of drug discovery and instead reverse-engineer existing brand name drugs to allow them to manufacture bioequivalent versions.
Second, generic manufacturers do not bear the burden of proving the safety and efficacy of the drugs through clinical trials - rather, generic manufacturers must prove the generic drug’s bioequivalancy to the existing drug.
Third, these companies receive the large benefit of the marketing and advertising that goes into pushing the innovator drug. The brand name drug has to prove itself in the eyes of the consumer, generic ones do not. The drugs that generic manufacturers are selling have been on the market for usually a decade or more and do not need additional advertising. For the same reason, generic manufacturers also do not give away sample doses to promote their products. The significant research, development and marketing costs incurred by the large pharmaceutical companies in introducing a new drug to the market is often cited as the reason for the high cost of new agents - they wish to recover these costs before the patent expires. Generic manufacturers do not incur these costs, with bioequivalence testing and manufacturing costing relatively little, and are able to charge significantly less than the brand. Buy discount Furosemide (Lasix) online. Order cheap generic Lasix (Furosemide) . Purchase Furosemide (Lasix) - low cost and price, but high quality.
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Will my order be delivered in one package or you will divide it in case the order is large?
If an order includes 90 pills (or more) or if there are different types of medications in one order we will have to send the pills separately. Thus the delivery will take longer than 3 weeks since the packages are sent with the interval of approximately 7 days one by one. This is done to secure the delivery.
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