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Lasix is a drug used with conditions causing a person to retain water in the body (such as congestive heart failure). It's also used to treat high blood pressure. This class of drugs are called diuretics and sometimes referred to colloquially as water pills.

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Furosemide is the generic name for Lasix, and is most commonly used as a diuretic, which works to rid the body of excess fluid (water retention).

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Furosemide is a diuretic drug and belong to the brisk diuretic category. It's effect last for about 6 hours. Market name is 'Lasix'.

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What is the difference between furosemide and Lasix?

Furosemide is the generic name for Lasix. They are the same medication.

What is another name for Lasix?

The trade or brand name is Lasix or Lo-aqua. The generic name is furosemide.

What proprietary name does furosemide have?

The primary proprietary (or brand) name of furosemide is Lasix.

What is the drug Lasics used to treat?

The drug Lasix also known as Furosemide is used to treat high blood pressure. One can get a prescription for Lasix by making an appointment with their doctor.

Can lasix furosemide make you dirty for a drug test?

Lasix and furosemide are two different medications. One is a prescription water pill and the other is potassium. On a typical drug screen, no. But if its a specific screen where EVERYTHING is looked at, then yes it will show. However, neither are illegal.

Is it okay to mix furosemide and torsemide?

is it ok to combine lasix with torsemide

Where do diuretics get their name?

Loop diuretics, such as bumetanide (Bumex) and furosemide (Lasix), get their name from the loop-shaped part of the kidneys where they have their effect.

Is levofloxacin a sulfa drug?

Yes, Lasix ( furosemide) does contain the compound sulfonamide in its molecular structure, so it has sulfa in it; however, it is usually considered to be a drug related to the sulfa drugs rather than a true sulfa drug. People who are allergic to sulfa may have a allergice reaction to Lasix but the chance is much smaller than to a true sulfa drug like an antibiotic in that family.

Is furosemide in any way related to depression?

Lasix (furosemide) is a diuretic used to lower sodium levels in the blood and consequently to lower blood pressure. I would not expect it to have an effect on depression, assuming that it has not resulted in electrolyte abnormalities which could be confirmed by a simple blood test.

Can furosemide cause shortness of breath?

No Furosemide is a water pill. It makes you pee more often flushing sodium from your body which could cause retention. Because of this, water does not congest your lungs and it clears your lungs to breath properly. I used to have Shortness of breath but since I started on lasix three months ago I breath very good and do not need to prop myself up with pillows while sleeping. So to answer your question I am patient on Lasix who knows that Furosemide does the opposite, it helps with shortness of breath(SOB)

What does L1 mean in horse race under Med heading?

It means that the horse is racing on the medication Lasix for the first time. Lasix is the trade name for furosemide and is a diuretic used to prevent pulmonary bleeding in race horses. Approx. 80% of U.S. race horses run usuing Lasix.Subsequent uses of lasix will still be noted in the race program, sans "1."

Can a dog take Lasix and Prednisone together?

my dog has been on percortin for about 7 years now she has developed congested heart failure and was prescribed furosemide I see it makes her heart bet faster and breathe harder. Is there an an alternative to the furosemide?