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Lasix (Furosemide) Canada

Important information

Lasix (Furosemide) can prevent strokes, other heart attacks, and kidney problems. Lasix is also intended to reduce swelling / edema, which may result from diseases such as liver disease, heart failure, or kidneys disorders. It contributes to improving such symptoms as a problem with the breath. This medicine belongs to the class of “water pill” (diuretic). The medicine is known for increasing the amount of urine in your body, which helps get rid of excess fluid.

Lasix: Dosage

Lasix is taken orally. Doctors advise taking it once or twice a day, or your doctor can give his own recommendations. For children, the dose which is more than six mg per kilogram of body weight is dangerous. It is better to take this medicine at the beginning of the day, before 4-6 o’clock, in order not to get up at night and urinate.Since most people with high blood pressure usually do not feel sick, it is highly advisable to continue taking it for some time. Never stop taking Furosemide . Sucralfate, kolestiramin and colestipol may reduce the absorption of Lasix. In case you are taking any of these preparations, separate their intake from Lasix for at least 2 hours.

Lasix: Precautions

Your doctor should be informed about any allergic reactions you have. Inform your doctor about any problems such as serious kidney disease (the inability to excrete urine or anuria). Tell your health care provider about your medical history including kidney disease, a mineral imbalance (for example, sodium, and potassium), gout, liver disease, and lupus. You need to have your blood controlled, and notify the doctor about the results of your observations. You can experience such symptoms as high blood pressure, increased thirst / urination. This medicine can reduce the level of potassium in the blood.

Ask your physician about adding potassium to the diet. Don’t spend a lot of time in the sun.

Limit alcohol in your diet. Try getting up slowly to reduce the risk of dizziness. Elderly people are more sensitive to the Lasinex side effects, especially dizziness. This medicine is not advisable for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you should take Furosemide before breast-feeding.

Lasix: Contraindications

All its contraindications:
– renal failure with anural (lack of reaction to furosemide);
– hepatic coma and precoma;
– severe hyponatremia;
– gipovolemia (with arterial hypotension or without it) or dehydration;
– cut violations of the outflow of urine any etiology (including unilateral defeat of the urinary tract);
– acute glomerulonephritis;
– decompensated aortic and mitral stenosis, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy;
– increase in central venous pressure;
– giperuriquemia;
– children under 3 years;
– pregnancy;
– the period of breastfeeding.
– hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any component of this medication; patients who are allergic to sulfonamides (sulfa antimicrobial agents or sulfonylurea derivatives) can experience allergy to furosemide.

Lasix: Side effects

They include blurred vision, dizziness, loss of appetite, headache, upset stomach, diarrhea or constipation. This is the reaction of your organism to the drug. Tell your doctor immediately in case of worsening of any side effects. Many people taking this medication do not have serious side effects. This medicine may cause excessive loss of fluids from the organism and minerals, including potassium.

If you have unusual but serious side effects such as anxiety, severe dizziness, muscle cramps or weakness,drowsiness, unusual dry mouth and thirst, easy bleeding or bruising, pain in the abdomen, stomach, vomiting, fast heartbeat, unusual decrease in amount of urine, loss of consciousness, seizures, numbness / tingling of the feet, tinnitus, hearing loss, signs of infection (fever, a sore throat), yellowing of eyes / skin, call your doctor immediately.

Several serious allergic reactions are possible after you take Lasix . They include swelling, itching, rash, dizziness, trouble breathing.

Lasix: Overdosage

Try to follow all the instructions and dosage. In case of overdose it is necessary to consult to the doctor, because some remedial measures should be taken.

The clinical picture of acute or chronic overdosage depends mainly on the extent and consequences of loss of fluid and electrolytes. Furosemide overdose causes dehydration, violations of heart rhythm and conduction disturbances (including constraint blockade and ventricular fibrillation). Symptoms of these disorders are the arterial gipotenzia (up to the development of shock), acute renal failure, thrombosis, delirium, flaccid paralysis, and apathy.

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