Furostad tablets


  • Active Ingredient: Furosemide
  • 100 mg, 40 mg
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What is Furostad?

The active ingredient of Furostad brand is furosemide. Furosemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt. This allows the salt to instead be passed in your urine. C12H11ClN2O5S M.W. 330.74 Furosemide Tablets USP are available for oral administration containing 20 mg, 40 mg or 80 mg of Furosemide USP. The tablets meet Dissolution Test 1. Each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, purified water, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium starch glycolate and stearic acid. Furosemide Oral Solution USP is also available for oral administration containing either 10 mg per mL or 40 mg per 5 mL. The oral solution contains the following inactive ingredients: D and C Yellow No. 10, FD and C Yellow No. 6, flavors, potassium carbonate 1½ hydrate, propylene glycol, purified water and sorbitol solution. The 10 mg/mL solution is orange flavored and contains prosweet liquid and saccharin sodium. The 40 mg/5 mL solution is pineapple-peach flavored and contains sweet tone.

Used for

Furostad is used to treat diseases such as: Ascites, Edema, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, Hypercalcemia, Nonobstructive Oliguria, Oliguria, Pulmonary Edema, Renal Failure, Renal Transplant.

Side Effect

Possible side effects of Furostad include: increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight; fever; sunken eyes; bleeding gums; weakness; difficulty breathing; coughing up blood; clay-colored stools.

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Examples of furosem > Recent Examples on the Web Cano insisted the Furostad 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 Furostad, 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, Furostad, 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 Furostad, 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 Furostad, 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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What is the dosage for Furostad?

The usual starting oral dose for treatment of edema in adults is 20-80 mg as a single dose. The same dose or an increased dose may be administered 6-8 hours later. Doses may be increased 20-40 mg every 6-8 hours until the desired effect occurs. The effective dose may be administered once or twice daily. Some patients may require 600 mg daily.

The starting oral dose for children is 2 mg/kg. The starting dose may be increased by 1-2 mg/kg every 6 hours until the desired effect is achieved. Doses greater than 6 mg/kg are not recommended.

The recommended dose for treating hypertension is 40 mg twice daily. The dose of other blood pressure medications should be reduced by half when Furostad is added.

Can Furostad cause problems?

Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the more common ones associated with Furostad. The best place to find a full list of the side-effects which can be associated with your medicine, is from the manufacturer's printed information leaflet supplied with the medicine. Alternatively, you can find an example of a manufacturer's information leaflet in the reference section below. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.

How should I take Furostad?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Furostad oral is taken by mouth. Furostad injection is injected into a muscle or given as an infusion into a vein. A healthcare provider will give you this injection if you are unable to take the medicine by mouth.

You may receive your first dose in a hospital or clinic setting if you have severe liver disease.

Do not take more than your recommended dose. High doses of Furostad may cause irreversible hearing loss.

Measure liquid medicine carefully. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).

Furostad doses are based on weight in children. Your child's dose needs may change if the child gains or loses weight.

Furostad will make you urinate more often and you may get dehydrated easily. Follow your doctor's instructions about using potassium supplements or getting enough salt and potassium in your diet.

Your blood pressure will need to be checked often and you may need other medical tests.

If you have high blood pressure, keep using this medicine even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medicine for the rest of your life.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Furostad.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Throw away any unused oral liquid after 90 days.

What is Furostad?

Furostad is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt. This allows the salt to instead be passed in your urine.

Furostad is used to treat fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome.

Furostad may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

How it works

Furostad belongs to a class of drugs called diuretics. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.

Furostad works by helping your body get rid of excess salt and water. It does this by increasing the amount of urine your body makes. This helps lower your blood pressure as well as reduce swelling.

Furostad oral tablet may cause certain side effects.

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Common side effects

Common side effects of Furostad happen in more than 1 in 100 people. They include:

  • peeing more than normal, most people need to pee a couple of times within a few hours of taking Furostad - you may also lose a bit of weight as your body loses water
  • feeling thirsty with a dry mouth
  • headaches
  • feeling confused or dizzy
  • muscle cramps, or weak muscles
  • feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting)
  • a fast or irregular heartbeat


LASIX® is a diuretic which is an anthranilic acid derivative. LASIX tablets for oral administration contain Furostad as the active ingredient and the following inactive ingredients: lactose monohydrate NF, magnesium stearate NF, starch NF, talc USP, and colloidal silicon dioxide NF. Chemically, it is 4-chloro-N-furfuryl-5-sulfamoylanthranilic acid. LASIX is available as white tablets for oral administration in dosage strengths of 20, 40 and 80 mg. Furostad is a white to off-white odorless crystalline powder. It is practically insoluble in water, sparingly soluble in alcohol, freely soluble in dilute alkali solutions and insoluble in dilute acids.

The CAS Registry Number is 54-31-9.

The structural formula is as follows:

Mood stabilizers (lithium)

Taking lithium with Furostad can increase the levels of lithium in your body. This raises your risk of side effects from lithium.

Lasix (Furostad) and Other Drug Interactions

Give your doctor a complete list of all the medications you are using, including over-the-counter (OTC) items like vitamins and herbal products. Some medications might interact with Lasix, increasing the side effects or decreasing its effectiveness.

Check with your doctor before using Lasix with the following medications:

  • Aspirin
  • Antibiotics like cephalexin (Keflex) or neomycin (Neo-Fradin)
  • Blood pressure or heart medications, such as lisinopril (Prinivil or Zestril)
  • Valsartan (Diovan)
  • Chloral hydrate (Noctec)
  • Cisplatin (Platinol or Platinol-AQ)
  • Cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral or Gengraf)
  • Ethacrynic acid (Edecrin)
  • Lithium (Eskalith or Lithobid)
  • Methotrexate (Trexall)
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as indomethacin (Indocin) Norepinephrine (Levophed)
  • Phenytoin (Phenytek, Dilantin or Dilantin-125)
  • Succinylcholine (Anectine or Quelicin)
  • Sucralfate (Carafate)
  • Tubocurarine (Tubarine)

If you take aminoglycoside (Gentamicin/Tobramycin) this could affect your hearing.

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