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” »