Generic Name: Lasix
What is Lasix?
NOTE: The half-life of furosemide in neonates will be prolonged. Increasing the dosage interval is suggested to help prevent toxicity. Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of normal adult doses. When administering furosemide to an infant or child using a medicine dropper or oral syringe, slowly squirt the solution into the side of the child's mouth so that he or she will swallow the liquid naturally.
Do not squirt onto the back of the throat because this may cause gagging. Rinse the dropper or syringe in warm water after each use.
Visually inspect parenteral products for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration whenever solution and container permit. Generic:- Discard product if it contains particulate matter, is cloudy, or discolored- Discard unused portion.
Do not store for later use.
Furosemide belongs to a class of drugs called diuretics. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions. Furosemide works by helping your body get rid of excess salt and water. It does this by increasing the amount of urine your body makes. This helps lower your blood pressure as well as reduce swelling.
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following:Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information.
However, because drugs affect each person differently, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible side effects.
How should I take Lasix?
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What should I avoid while taking Lasix?
Saxagliptin: Furosemide may cause hyperglycemia and glycosuria in patients with diabetes mellitus, probably due to diuretic-induced hypokalemia. Selegiline: Additive hypotensive effects may be seen when monoamine oxidase inhibitors MAOIs are combined with antihypertensives.
Senna: Loop diuretics may increase the risk of hypokalemia especially in patients receiving prolonged therapy with laxatives. Serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors: Patients receiving a diuretic during treatment with venlafaxine may be at greater risk of developing syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion SIADH.
Sertraline: Patients receiving a diuretic during treatment with sertraline may be at greater risk of developing syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion SIADH. Discontinuation of sertraline should be considered in patients who develop symptomatic hyponatremia.
Lasix side effects
Furosemide has anticholinergic properties which may be problematic in the elderly. There are many drug interactions that can potentiate the effects of antihypertensives.
This interference can lead to a loss of diabetic control, so diabetic patients should be monitored closely. Well-controlled hypertensive patients receiving decongestant sympathomimetics at recommended doses do not appear at high risk for significant elevations in blood pressure, however, increased blood pressure has been reported in some patients.
Patients taking antihypertensive agents may need to have their therapy modified.
Common Lasix ide effects may include:
Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Isosorbide Dinitrate, ISDN: Concomitant use of nitrates with other antihypertensive agents can cause additive hypotensive effects.
These may be serious side effects of Lasix.
Before starting any exercise, ask your doctor about the best kind of program for you Salt - if you have high blood pressure, your doctor may advise you to watch the amount of salt in your diet.
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. This is not a complete list of possible side effects.
Where can I get more information?
No dosing adjustments are required in the geriatric population.
Penicillin G Benzathine: Furosemide may compete with penicillin for renal tubular secretion, increasing penicillin serum concentrations.