Lasix - a diuretic.
Lasix has a diuretic effect, removes calcium, magnesium and potassium.
When administered intravenously, the drug rapidly decreases blood pressure, the pressure in the left ventricle preload. The diuretic effect appears after 5 min., Reaching a maximum after 30 minutes. and lasts about two hours.
For internal use means a diuretic effect appears during the 1st hour, reaches a maximum and a half two hours and lasts for about 7 hours.
The active ingredient of the drug - furosemide.
Producing Lasix pills, injectable solution.
The use Lasix is effective for edema, appearing due to heart, kidney, liver, burns, acute left ventricular failure, preeclampsia in pregnant women.
Lasix is also included in the composition of complex treatment of arterial hypertension, is prescribed for the necessity of forced diuresis.
Instructions for Lasix is contraindicated in anuria expressed electrolyte imbalance, hypersensitivity to furosemide, other components of the funds in the dehydration, coma, liver, deficiency of circulating blood volume, during lactation, pregnancy (up 12ned.).
Instructions for use Lasix
Typically for treatment of a tablet Lasix in cases where their reception is impossible, the drug is administered intravenously - for one and a half to two minutes.
According to the testimony edematous syndrome of moderate severity prescribed oral dose of Lasix in 20-80mg or 20-40mg intramuscularly, intravenously. If there is no therapeutic effect, the dose may be increased to 40 mg in the case of internal use Lasix, or to 20mg if the drug is administered by injection.
Increasing the dose may be no earlier than the c / o 6-8ch adopted after the first oral dose and no earlier than 2 hours after the administration intramuscularly, intravenously.
The instructions Lasix indicated that the maximum effect was observed in those cases when the drug takes 2-4 p / week.
The dosage for children on these indications Lasix is calculated based on the weight of the child and the method of application. The starting dose for internal use is 2 mg per kg for injections - 1mg per kg. The dosage can be increased to 2 mg per kg and 1 mg per kg, respectively.
In the treatment of hypertension Lasix administered in tablet dosage 80mg per day by dividing it into two steps. To increase this dosage is not recommended. If the therapeutic effect is no further prescribe other drugs against hypertension.
When pulmonary edema Lasix administered intravenously as instructed jet - 40mg, and 20-40mg through 20min if there is no effect.
To carry out forced diuresis for various indications Lasix (20-40mg) is mixed with the infusion solution.
The use Lasix can cause a decrease in circulating blood volume, as a consequence - blood clots, thrombosis. Most side effects are developing alkoloz, impaired blood biochemical properties (increased levels of cholesterol, uric acid, creatinine, triglycerides, glucose), calcium deficiency, chlorine, sodium, potassium.
There are also reviews of Lasix, cause allergic reactions, leukopenia, agranulocytosis, eosinophilia, hemolytic disorders, thrombocytopenia.
Appointment of Lasix indications premature babies, children with low birth weight can lead to problems with overgrown arterial duct