Lasix 40mg (generic name: Furosemide / Frusemide; other rand names include:
Frusenex / Frusid / Frusol / Frudix / Furosedon) belongs to a family of
drugs called diuretics. A diuretic helps reduce the amount of excess
fluid in the body.
Generic Lasix 40mg is indicated for the treatment of oedema (swelling of the
ankles, feet, legs or even the brain or lungs) associated with
congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver and renal disease
including the nephrotic syndrome.
Generic Lasix 40mg is also used in adults for the treatment of high blood pressure
(hypertension). It can be used alone or in combination with other
medicines. Generic Lasix 40mg is not addictive.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Generic Lasix 40mg exactly as directed.
Generic Lasix 40mg may be taken on an empty stomach or with food. Take Lasix tablets with a glass of water.
Generic Lasix 40mg are usually taken once or twice a day.
Take Generic Lasix 40mg at about the same time each day unless your doctor
tells you otherwise. Taking your medicine at the same time each day will
have the best effect. It will also help you remember when to take the
medicine. Do not stop taking Generic Lasix 40mg, or change the dosage, without
checking with your doctor.
If your doctor prescribes Generic Lasix 40mg tablets to be taken once a day, it is best done in the morning, for example, before breakfast.
If you are taking Generic Lasix 40mg tablets more than once a day, take your first
dose immediately before breakfast and take your last dose around 2:00 pm
(on an empty stomach), unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
Make sure you drink enough water during any exercise and during hot
weather when you are taking Generic Lasix 40mg, especially if you sweat a lot.
If you forget to take Generic Lasix 40mg and there is still a long time to go before
your next dose, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to
taking it as you would normally. If it is almost time for your next
dose, skip the dose you missed and take the next dose when it is due. Do
not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Keep your Generic Lasix 40mg at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.
Before taking Lasix, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have kidney problems, low blood pressure, or diabetes;
you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, or you are breast-feeding.