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Brand name: Lasix High Dose

Lasix High Dose is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) furosemide (frusemide). On this page you will find out more about Lasix High Dose, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: furosemide (frusemide)

Information for medicine and pack size:
Lasix High Dose 250 mg/25 mL intravenous infusion injection, 5 x 25 mL ampoules

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Frusemide high dosage formulations are intended exclusively for patients with severely impaired renal function. Use under strict medical supervision only within a hospital setting (see Dosage and Administration). High doses of frusemide may be used as an adjuvant treatment of oliguria and in the promotion of diuresis in the treatment of oedema; in selected patients with acute renal failure, e.g. in the post-operative phase and in association with septic infections; in selected patients with chronic renal failure with fluid retention, both in the pre-dialysis phase and when dialysis has become unavoidable, especially in the presence of acute pulmonary oedema; in selected patients with the nephrotic syndrome with severe impairment of renal function, e.g. in chronic glomerular nephritis, lupus erythematosus and Kimmelstiel-Wilson syndrome. If diuresis is less than 2.5 L/day, dialysis has to be used.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, not more opalescent than ref. sol. 1 (Ph.Eur.), practically free of particles, not more intensely coloured than reference solution B7
Dosage Form Injection, intravenous infusion
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
5x25mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
6x25mL: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 18 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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