Category Archives: Diuretic Tablets

Furosemide 40 mg for Treatment of Hypertension, Edema and Other Health Problems

When a doctor prescribes furosemide 40 mg to an ailing patient, this means that the patient can be suffering from any of the following health problems: hypertension (high blood pressure), edema, edema caused by CHF or congestive heart failure, renal impairment, hepatic cirrhosis, and nephritic syndrome.  Furosemide 40 mg is a very good diuretic that is also used in managing severe hypercalcemia in rehydrating patients.  Furosemide 40 mg is also a great therapeutical medicine for those with pulmonary or cerebral edema in which they would need rapid dieresis to treat their edema (in such cases, IV injection is the route of administration).

Lasix, the brand name of furosemide 40 mg, works by preventing the body from absorbing a lot of salt and eliminate the excess water.  Thus, furosemide 40 mg is otherwise called the water pill or diuretic drug which causes a patient to create more urine, thereby helping their body get rid of the excess water and salt.  This medication is a prescription medication only and you should never use this drug without the proper directions given by a medical professional.  This is because if you use this drug without any proper medical directions, you may lose essential electrolytes in your body which can be dangerous for your health.  Only use this drug when you have edema issues and have necessary directions from your healthcare provider. Continue reading “Furosemide 40 mg for Treatment of Hypertension, Edema and Other Health Problems” »

IV Lasix – Injectable Edema Treatment

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.

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