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Lasix Injection

Prescription Required

Salt Composition : Furosemide

Manufacturer : SANOFI INDIA LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 122.8
Price :105
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10 Ampoule(s) Of 4ml


Introduction to Lasix Injection

Lasix injection contains an active ingredient called Furosemide which belongs to the medication class known as diuretics. It is used to treat edema (excessive water accumulation) and high blood pressure. Edema can be caused by various underlying issues such as heart, lung, kidney, or liver problems. This helps the kidneys to remove excess water, which is not needed by the body.  

Lasix injection should not be taken if you are allergic to Furosemide or other sulphonamide-related medicines or any of the ingredients in the medication. Also, do not consume if you have anuria, impaired kidney function or kidney failure, severe kidney damage, very low levels of potassium, sodium, or other electrolytes, dehydration, low blood pressure, take potassium supplements or potassium-sparing diuretics, have liver cirrhosis or liver encephalopathy, suffer from Addison's disease, have digitalis poisoning, or if you are breastfeeding. 

Before starting the treatment with Lasix injection, notify your doctor if you have hypovolaemia (low blood volume) or risk of low blood pressure, hypoproteinaemia (low levels of blood protein) due to kidney damage, liver congestion or other liver problems, kidney problems, diabetes or insulin use, advanced age or medications that lower blood pressure, prostate issues or difficulty in urinating, history of gout or abnormal blood condition, and upcoming blood or urine tests.


Uses of Lasix Injection

  • Treats hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Treatment of edema (fluid accumulation)

Therapeutic Effects of Lasix Injection

Lasix injection acts by blocking the reabsorption of sodium, chloride, and water in the kidneys, mainly in the ascending limb of the loop of Henle. This inhibition increases urine production, eliminating excess fluid from the body and reducing fluid retention. Ultimately, this diuretic effect helps lower blood pressure.


Interaction of Lasix Injection with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Lasix injection and can cause undesirable side effects. 


More Information about Lasix Injection

  • Keep out of sight and reach of pets and children.
  • Do not freeze the medicine.
  • Do not store above 25°C.
  • Always check the expiry date before consuming it.

How to consume Lasix Injection

Lasix injection will be administered to you by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting. It is usually administered in muscle or vein (intravenous). Your doctor will decide the dose, route of administration, and frequency based on your disease condition and other factors.


Safety Advices for Lasix Injection

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Pregnancy

  

Limited information is available on the use of Lasix injection during pregnancy. Notify your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby think you may be pregnant. 

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Breast Feeding

  

Do not take Lasix injection while breastfeeding. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding. 

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Lungs

  

It is unknown whether Lasix injection is safe for patients with lung problems. Notify your physician if you have any lung disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience any lung-related symptoms.

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Liver

  

Lasix injection should be used cautiously in liver patients. Before starting the treatment, inform your physician about pre-existing liver conditions. 

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Alcohol

  

It is unsafe to consume alcohol while taking Lasix injection. Please speak with your physician.

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Driving

  

Lasix injection could alter the driving ability or operating machinery capacity by causing dizziness, headaches, nausea, and tiredness.


Side Effects of Lasix Injection

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them. 

Serious

  • Severe allergic reaction (skin rash, itching, dermatitis, peeling skin)
  • Loss of consciousness 

Common

  • Electrolyte disturbance
  • Low blood pressure
  • Increased blood creatinine
  • Blood thickening
  • Urine volume increased
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Headache, blurred vision

Word of Advice

Patients with liver and kidney disease should take Lasix injection cautiously and inform their doctor about all the underlying medical conditions. Do not stop the medicine until your doctor advises. Do not double-dose the medicine to make up for a forgotten dose. Your physician will regularly conduct blood tests to monitor your electrolyte, mineral, and glucose levels in your blood. 

Do not breastfeed while taking Lasix injection. Notify your doctor if you experience any serious side effects. Your medical professional will inform you if you need any dose adjustments. Contact your doctor for more information.


FAQs

Q 1. How to manage the side effects of Lasix injection?

To manage the side effects of Lasix injection, follow the prescribed dosage, and report side effects promptly. Stay hydrated, and monitor blood pressure regularly. Maintain a healthy lifestyle, and attend follow-up appointments.

Q 2. Can Lasix injection interact with other medications?

Yes, Lasix injection can interact with other medications and can cause undesirable side effects. Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment.

Q 3. What are the common side effects of Lasix injection?

Common side effects of Lasix injection may include frequent urination, dizziness, headaches, muscle cramps, or low potassium levels. It's mandatory to note that not everyone will experience these side effects.

Q 4. Is it safe to use a Lasix injection if I am pregnant?

Limited information is available on the use of Lasix injection during pregnancy. Notify your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby think you may be pregnant.

Q 5. What should I do if I miss a dose of Lasix injection?

If you miss a dose of Lasix injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it's close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.


Fact Box of Lasix Injection

Molecule Name: Furosemide Therapeutic class:  Heart disorder

Pharmacological class:  Diuretics


 

Indications: 

1. Treats hypertension (high blood pressure) 

2. Treatment of edema (fluid accumulation) 


References

  1. Bertram G. Katzung, Drugs Used in Heart Failure, Lange’s Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 14th Edition, 2018, 212-227.
  2. AS KALCEKS  Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC), [Revised on July 2020] [Accessed on 31st May 2023], Furosemide_HGB_I_10_1.cdr (medicines.org.uk)
  3. Fresenius-kab USA LLC, Food and Drug Administration, [Revised on Mar 2016] [Accessed on  31st May 2023], label (fda.gov)

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