Lasix, also known as Furosemide, being a diuretic can be used for treating the fluid accumulation which is mainly caused by heart failure, chronic kidney failure, cirrhosis, and nephrotic syndrome.
Lasix being a powerful diuretic is used in conjunction with certain other blood pressure pills for the treatment of high blood pressure. Furosemide is mainly used in the treatment of excessive fluid accumulation along with swelling of the body which is mainly caused by heart failure, cirrhosis or chronic kidney failure, and even nephrotic syndrome.
Following the dosage instructions of your doctor is the best way to use any medication. If you are unsure or do not remember the instructions then you may read the medicine label for more detailed information. Please drink a full glass of water with Lasix. Try taking the dosage in the daytime so as to avoid night time urination. It is very important that you complete the dosage schedule and do not interrupt it in between without seeking prior consultation from your doctor as it might lead to some serious problems. Taking your medication at the same time each day is a tried and tested method to avoid missing any doses.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Lasix being a potent water pill mainly works by creating a block in the absorption of the salt as well as the fluid in the kidney tubules. This may lead to an increase in the urine output and may also lead to a body water and also electrolyte depletion in the body. Thus, proper medical care should be taking while you are taking the dosage.
Despite your best attempts at remembering, if you still miss out on a dose, then take it as soon as you remember about it. But keep in mind that you will have to adjust your next dose by spacing it out by 4 to 5 hours. If this is not possible, then the best thing to do would be to skip the missed dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule. Never try to compensate for the missed dose by taking a double dose together. It may cause adverse effects.
Store Lasix at room temperature. Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not directly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Protect it from kids and pets.