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Active ingredients: furosemide (frusemide)
What it is used for
Oedema: Lasix is indicated in adults, infants and children for the treatment of oedema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver and renal disease including nephrotic syndrome. Lasix is particularly useful when an agent with greater diuretic potential than that of those commonly employed is desired. Parenteral therapy should be reserved for patients unable to take oral medication, or for patients in emergency clinical situations. Lasix injection is also indicated as adjunctive therapy in acute pulmonary and cerebral oedema where intense and rapid onset of diuresis is desired. If gastrointestinal absorption is impaired or oral medication is not practical for any reason, Lasix is indicated by the intravenous route. Parenteral use should be replaced with oral Lasix as soon as practical.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
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- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Clear, colourless liquid, free of particulate matter.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient furosemide (frusemide)
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