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.

Lasix (Furosemide)

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Lasix (Furosemide)

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Strength
Qty
20mg
40mg
80mg

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Generic Equivalent - Lasix (Furosemide)

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Strength
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20mg
40mg
80mg

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  • Product Details

    Description

    Furosemide 20mg/40mg

    Lasix is a diuretic, or fluid pill, that is used to treat swelling caused by congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, and kidney disease. It's also used to treat high blood pressure.

    The generic name of Lasix is furosemide.

    Lasix is available in 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg oral tablets.

    Directions

    Take Lasix as your doctor has prescribed. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about the medication.

    Each patient's dose is based on patient response. Patients generally take Lasix one to two times daily. Some patients only take Lasix as needed. Lasix causes frequent urination, so patients may prefer to take it earlier in the day so that they are not kept up all night.

    Ingredients

    Each Lasix tablet contains furosemide. Inactive ingredients include lactose monohydrate NF, magnesium stearate NF, starch NF, talc USP, and colloidal silicon dioxide NF.

    Contraindications

    Do not take Lasix if your kidneys are unable to produce urine.

    Do not take Lasix if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.


    Fact Table

    Formula

    C12H11ClN2O5S

    License

    US FDA

    Bioavailability

    43-69%

    Legal status

    US: RX Only

    Chemical Name

    Furosemide

    Elimination half-life

    Up to 100 minutes

    Dosage (Strength)

    20mg (100 tablets), 40mg (90 tablets), 80mg (100 tablets)

    Pregnancy

    Consult a doctor

    Brands

    Furocot, Lasix

    Protein binding

    91-99%

    PubChem CID

    3440

    MedlinePlus

    a682858

    ChEBI

    47426

    ATC code

    C03CA01

    DrugBank

    DB00695

    KEGG

    D00331

    Routes of administration

    By mouth (tablets)

    Cautions

    • Before you start taking Lasix, talk to your doctor about:
      • All the medications you take
      • Your allergies
      • Your health history and current health problems
      • Your pregnancy or breastfeeding status
    • Dehydration, low blood pressure, and electrolyte abnormalities can occur with the use of Lasix.
    • Patients who are allergic to sulfonamide medications should use Lasix with caution.

    Side Effects

    Lasix medication side effects include hepatic encephalopathy in patients with liver problems, pancreatitis, allergic reactions, ringing of the ears, hearing loss, dizziness, headache, and low blood pressure; however, these are not all the side effects that may occur. If you develop any bothersome or persistent side effects, contact your doctor right away. 

    With a valid prescription from your doctor, you can buy Lasix online at a competitive price at Canada Pharmacy.

    Reference:

    Lasix. Bridgewater, NJ: sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC; 2011.




    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

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