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Generic Equivalent (Lasix (Furosemide))

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Description:

Furosemide 20 mg and 40 mg Uses:

Furosemide 20mg/40mg Chemical Name FUROSEMIDE (fur-OH-se-mide)

Lasix (Furosemide)

Lasix (Furosemide) is a diuretic drug (also known as a water pill) used for the treatment of oedema caused due to heart failure, liver disease or kidney disorder. It is also used for the treatment of high blood pressure ultimately preventing strokes, heart attack, and kidney disorders.

Furosemide is available in two doses; furosemide 20 mg and furosemide 40 mg. You can buy Lasix online from Canada Pharmacy.

Ingredients:

The active ingredient is Furosemide.

The inactive ingredients are:

  • Lactose monohydrate NF
  • Magnesium stearate NF
  • Starch NF
  • Talc USP
  • Colloidal silicon dioxide NF

Directions:

The furosemide tablet should be used as prescribed by your healthcare practitioner. Take Lasix once or twice a day as prescribed by your doctor.

If you accidentally miss the dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Don't mix the dose with the other one. Avoid taking 2 doses at the same time. The dosage of the drug depends on the age and health condition of the patient. This medicine is administered orally.

Cautions:

It is better to give Lasix therapy in the hospital to the patients who are suffering from cirrhosis and ascites.

Proper follow-up is required to check the effectiveness of the drug.

Tell your doctor if you're allergic to any of the ingredients present in Lasix.

Side Effects:

The common side effects of using Lasix are:

  • Gastrointestinal system reactions
  • Hepatic encephalopathy in patients with hepatocellular insufficiency
  • Pancreatitis
  • Jaundice
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Anorexia
  • Oral and gastric irritation
  • Cramping
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Systemic hypersensitivity reactions
  • Severe anaphylactic or anaphylactic reactions (e.g. with shock)
  • Systemic vasculitis
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Necrotizing angiitis
  • Central nervous system reactions
  • Tinnitus and hearing loss
  • Paresthesia
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • A headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Xanthopsia
  • Hematologic reactions
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Leukopenia
  • Anemia
  • Eosinophilia
  • Dermatologic-hypersensitivity reactions
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Erythema multiform
  • Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms
  • Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
  • Exfoliative dermatitis
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Purpura
  • Photosensitivity
  • Rash
  • Pruritus
  • Urticaria
  • Cardiovascular reaction
  • Orthostatic hypotension may occur and can be aggravated by alcohol, barbiturates or narcotics.
  • Increase in cholesterol and triglyceride serum levels
Other reactions include:
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Glycosuria
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Muscle spasm
  • Weakness
  • Restlessness
  • Urinary bladder spasm
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Fever

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

Product Code: 1598
Product Reviews

What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

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