Lasix is a diuretic prescription drug. This medication is given to people who have fluid retention or edema. Lasix is available either in drug form or injectable (IM and IV) form. Drugs are intended to be taken orally while IV Lasix is intended to be injected on the patient intravenously or intramuscularly, depending on the IV Lasix that you have. For not-so serious cases of edema, a pill form of Lasix will suffice, but for more serious ones, IV Lasix is necessary to relieve the edema off of the patient as IV Lasix is more of treatment that directly focuses on the treatment.
IV Lasix are intended to be injected only. 2ml of IV Lasix is equal to a 20mg Lasix tablet. Since IV Lasix does not require any particular form of administering, it can be done either at the clinic or hospital, or the home of the patient. Of course, doctor directions must be followed when you are medicating against edema at home.
When IV Lasix is being administered, it should be given very slowly following the rate of around 4mg per minute. Dosage for this IV treatment will be based on age, medical condition, and also your body’s overall response to the treatment. Children being given IV Lasix get their dosage based on their weight. Patients that have renal impairments though will be infused only at a rate of 2.5mg per minute.