Furosemide, marketed under the brand Lasix, belongs to a class of medications known as diuretic medications. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies provides patients who need Furosemide prescriptions at our home pharmacy or via free local deliveries for prescription refills.
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Furosemide (Lasix) is a diuretic medication. Furosemide is sometimes prescribed to manage high blood pressure (hypertension) alone or in combination with other medications such as hydrochlorothiazide. Furosemide is also used for the treatment of edema in conditions such as heart failure and cirrhosis. Lasix is thought to block the absorption of sodium and chloride in the proximal and distal tubules and the loop of Henle. Furosemide is bound to proteins in the plasma and has a terminal half-life of roughly two hours. Furosemide is excreted in the urine.
Furosemide – Side Effects
Side effects of furosemide use include, but are not limited to, dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, thirst, weakness, lethargy and muscle cramps. Furosemide should not be taken by anyone with a hypersensitivity or allergy to the medication or in people with anuria. People allergic to sulfonamide medications may also be allergic to furosemide or Lasix. Furosemide and alcohol should not be used together. Prior to use, concerns about side effects associated with furosemide or Lasix use should be discussed with one’s pharmacist and medical provider.
Lasix (furosemide) tablets are affordable at under fifteen cents per tablet and, in some cases, the cost of furosemide medication may be covered under one’s insurance plan. Also, furosemide coupons may be available at times to help reduce the cost of the medication even more. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies takes pride in offering the most cost efficient services and prescriptions to our patients.
Lasix tablets are white and taken orally, available as Lasix 20mg, Lasix 40mg and Lasix 80mg tablets. Lasix features the active ingredient furosemide which is a white to off-white odorless crystalline powder that is largely insoluble in water. The usual starting Lasix dosage is 20mg but that depends on the judgement of the prescribing medical provider.
Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.