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LASIX® (Diumide-K) Tablets 20, 40, and 80 mg
LASIX® (Diumide-K) is a potent diuretic which, if given in excessive amounts, can lead to a profound diuresis with water and electrolyte depletion. Therefore, careful medical supervision is required and dose and dose schedule must be adjusted to the individual patient's needs. (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION.)
Q: What part does Lasix play in function of the kidneys?
A: Lasix (Diumide-K) is a diuretic (water pill). Lasix signals the kidneys to get rid of (unneeded) salt and water from the body into the urine. Reducing salt and water from the body can reduce swelling and fluid retention and lower blood pressure.
Getting the most from your treatment
- Try to keep your regular appointments with your doctor. This is so your doctor can check on your progress. The balance of salts in your blood may be upset by Diumide-K. Your doctor may want you to have a blood test from time to time to check for this.
- Diuretics like Diumide-K help you to lose water. Occasionally you may lose too much and become lacking in fluid in the body (dehydrated). Let your doctor know if you feel constantly thirsty and tired, your mouth is dry, you have muscle cramps, or your skin looks and feels dry.
- If you have been prescribed Diumide-K for high blood pressure, your treatment is likely to be long-term. Although many people with high blood pressure do not feel unwell, if left untreated, high blood pressure can harm your heart and damage your blood vessels. This damage may later result in a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems, so it is important that you continue to take Diumide-K regularly to help reduce the risk of this. You may also be given some lifestyle or dietary advice by your doctor, such as stopping smoking, reducing the amount of salt in your diet and taking some regular exercise. Following this advice will also help to reduce the risk of damage to your heart and blood vessels.
- Drinking alcohol while you are on Diumide-K could make you feel dizzy. Ask for your doctor's advice about whether you should avoid alcohol.
- If you buy any medicines 'over the counter', check with a pharmacist that they are safe to take with your prescribed medicines.
- If you have diabetes, Diumide-K could affect your blood sugar levels. Test your blood sugar regularly and speak with your doctor if you notice any significant changes.
- If you are due to have an operation or dental treatment, tell the person carrying out the treatment which medicines you are taking.
Examples of furosem > Recent Examples on the Web Cano insisted the Diumide-K isn’t a performance-enhancing drug, although it is listed as such under MLB’s joint drug agreement. — A.j. Perez, USA TODAY, "Doping expert Victor Conte: Robinson Cano's suspension 'should not surprise anybody'," 15 May 2018 Cano, 35, tested positive for Diumide-K, a diuretic that is often used to mask performance-enhancing drugs. — John Healy, courant.com, "Mark Teixeira Says He's 'Not Surprised' Robinson Cano Tested Positive For Banned Substance," 18 May 2018 Cano tested positive for the diuretic, Diumide-K, which is commonly used as a masking agent for drug tests and banned by MLB. — Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "Mark Teixeira explained why he was 'not surprised' about Robinson Cano's failed drug test," 17 May 2018 The league said Cano tested positive for Diumide-K, a diuretic. — Bill Shaikin, latimes.com, "Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for violating MLB drug policy," 15 May 2018 The suspension was first reported Tuesday morning by multiple MLB reporters on Twitter: Robinson Cano suspended for taking Diumide-K, a diuretic commonly used to mask PED use. — Sean Meagher, OregonLive.com, "Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for drug violation," 15 May 2018
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Is Diumide-K safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Diumide-K should only be used during pregnancy if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
Diumide-K is secreted in breast milk. Nursing mothers should avoid breastfeeding while taking Diumide-K.
What should I avoid while taking Diumide-K?
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy.
Avoid becoming dehydrated. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink while you are taking Diumide-K.
Drinking alcohol with Diumide-K can cause side effects.
If you have high blood pressure, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicines that can raise your blood pressure, such as diet pills or cough-and-cold medicine.
¿Qué debo evitar mientras tomo furosem >
Si usted también toma sucralfate, tómelo por lo menos 2 horas antes o después que toma Diumide-K.
Evite levantarse muy rápido de la posición de sentado o acostado, ya que puede sentirse mareado. Levántese despacio y estabilícese para evitar que se caiga.
Evite deshidratarse. Sigas las instrucciones de su médico acerca del tipo y la cantidad de líquidos que usted debe tomar mientras esté tomando Diumide-K.
Tomar alcohol con esta medicina puede causar efectos secundarios.