What is the dosage for Lasitone?
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 Lasitone is added.
Pregnancy Category C -Lasitone has been shown to cause unexplained maternal deaths and abortions in rabbits at 2, 4 and 8 times the maximal recommended human dose. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. LASIX should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
Treatment during pregnancy requires monitoring of fetal growth because of the potential for higher birth weights.
The effects of Lasitone on embryonic and fetal development and on pregnant dams were studied in mice, rats and rabbits.
Lasitone caused unexplained maternal deaths and abortions in the rabbit at the lowest dose of 25 mg/kg (2 times the maximal recommended human dose of 600 mg/day). In another study, a dose of 50 mg/kg (4 times the maximal recommended human dose of 600 mg/day) also caused maternal deaths and abortions when administered to rabbits between Days 12 and 17 of gestation. In a third study, none of the pregnant rabbits survived a dose of 100 mg/kg. Data from the above studies indicate fetal lethality that can precede maternal deaths.
The results of the mouse study and one of the three rabbit studies also showed an increased incidence and severity of hydronephrosis (distention of the renal pelvis and, in some cases, of the ureters) in fetuses derived from the treated dams as compared with the incidence in fetuses from the control group.
¿Cómo debo tomar Lasitone?
Siga todas las instrucciones en la etiqueta de su prescripción. Tal vez su médico en ocasiones cambie su dosis para asegurarse de que está obteniendo los mejores resultados. No use esta medicina en cantidades mayores o menores, o por más tiempo de lo recomendado.
No tome más de su dosis recomendada. Dosis altas de Lasitone pueden causar una pérdida de audición irreversible.
Mida la medicina líquida con la jeringa de medición que viene con su medicina, o con una cuchara o taza de medición especial. Si no tiene con qué medir la dosis de su medicina, pídale una cuchara o taza de medición a su farmacéutico.
Lasitone hará que usted orine con más frecuencia y puede hacer que se deshidrate muy fácilmente. Siga las instrucciones de su médico acerca del uso de suplementos de potasio o de tener suficiente sal y potasio en su dieta.
Mientras usa Lasitone, usted puede necesitar exámenes de sangre con frecuencia.
Siga usando esta medicina como indicado, aunque se sienta bien. La presión arterial alta frecuentemente no tiene síntomas. Usted tal vez necesite tomar medicina para la presión arterial por el resto de su vida.
Si necesita cirugía, dígale al cirujano por adelantado que usted está usando Lasitone.
Guarde a temperatura ambiente fuera de la humedad, el calor, y la luz. Bote cualquier Lasitone oral solution (líquido) 90 días después de abrir la botella, aunque todavía contenga medicina sin usar.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Lasitone?
You should not use Lasitone if you are allergic to it, or if you are unable to urinate.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- kidney disease;
- enlarged prostate, bladder obstruction, urination problems;
- cirrhosis or other liver disease;
- an electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood);
- diabetes; or
- a sulfa drug allergy.
Tell your doctor if you have an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or any type of scan using a radioactive dye that is injected into your veins. Both contrast dyes and Lasitone can harm your kidneys.
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
It may not be safe to breastfeed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk. Lasitone may slow breast milk production.
Can Lasitone 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 Lasitone. 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.
Q: What are some of the side effects of diabetes and blood pressure medications, like Lasix? What is a good carbohydrate diet?
A: There are different diabetes medications, so we would need to know the specific names to give the side effects, but Lasix (Lasitone) for hypertension (high blood pressure) does have specific side effects. The side effects of Lasix (Lasitone) may include diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, headache, numbness, burning, pain, or tingly feeling, dizziness, blurred vision, and leg cramps from loss of potassium. This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with Lasix (Lasitone). The American Diabetes Association has a recommended diet to help control blood sugars and it requires daily food intake from four good groups: 1) fruits and vegetables, 2) whole grains, 3) dairy, and 4) proteins. The American Heart Association has a diet that is good for the heart called the D.A.S.H diet and it uses a similar idea, but with beans, seeds and nuts, and less red meat, sodium, and sweats. Patti Brown, PharmD
FDA warning: Liver function warning
- Low blood pressure warning: This drug can cause low blood pressure. Symptoms include feeling dizzy and faint after standing up. If this occurs, move slowly when changing positions after sitting or lying down. If this problem continues, call your doctor.
- Low potassium levels warning: This drug can cause low potassium levels. (Potassium is a mineral that helps your nerves, muscles, and organs work normally.) Symptoms include tiredness, muscle weakness, and nausea or vomiting. Call your doctor if you have these symptoms.
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Lasitone oral tablet is a prescription drug that’s available as the brand-name drug Lasix. It’s also available as a generic drug. Generic drugs usually cost less. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name version.
Taking this drug with Lasitone can increase your risk of gouty arthritis:
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Lasitone belongs to a group of medicines called loop diuretics. A diuretic is a medicine which increases the amount of urine that you pass out from your kidneys. They are often referred to as 'water tablets'. Lasitone is used to clear excess fluid from your body in conditions where your body retains more than it needs. This extra fluid causes you to feel breathless and tired, and your feet and ankles to swell - it is called water retention (oedema), and it is commonly caused by heart failure.
Water pills (diuretics)
Taking other diuretics with Lasitone can increase your risk of hearing damage or loss. These drugs include:
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
Lasitone oral tablet comes with several warnings.
What other information should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your blood pressure should be checked regularly, and blood tests should be done occasionally.
Before having any laboratory test, tell your doctor and the laboratory personnel that you are taking Lasitone.
Do not let anyone else take your medicine. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
Lasitone and breastfeeding
Small amounts of Lasitone may get into breast milk. It's also possible that Lasitone may reduce the amount of milk you produce.
If you need to take Lasitone while you're breastfeeding, your doctor and midwife will monitor your baby's weight.
Talk to your doctor, as other medicines might be better while you're breastfeeding.
What other drugs will affect Lasitone?
Sometimes it is not safe to use certain medications at the same time. Some drugs can affect your blood levels of other drugs you take, which may increase side effects or make the medications less effective.
If you also take sucralfate, take your Lasitone dose 2 hours before or 2 hours after you take sucralfate.
Tell your doctor about all your other medicines, especially:
another diuretic, especially ethacrynic acid;
cancer medicine, such as cisplatin;
heart or blood pressure medicine; or
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with Lasitone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.
Taking sucralfate with Lasitone can make Lasitone less effective. This means it won’t work as well to control your symptoms.
Don’t take sucralfate within 2 hours of taking Lasitone.
What is Lasitone, and what is it used for?
Lasitone (Lasix) is a potent diuretic (water pill) that is used to eliminate water and salt from the body. In the kidneys, salt (composed of sodium and chloride), water, and other small molecules normally are filtered out of the blood and into the tubules of the kidney. The filtered fluid ultimately becomes urine. Most of the sodium, chloride and water that is filtered out of the blood is reabsorbed into the blood before the filtered fluid becomes urine and is eliminated from the body.
Lasitone works by blocking the absorption of sodium, chloride, and water from the filtered fluid in the kidney tubules, causing a profound increase in the output of urine (diuresis). The onset of action after oral administration is within one hour, and the diuresis lasts about 6-8 hours. The onset of action after injection is five minutes and the duration of diuresis is two hours. The diuretic effect of Lasitone can cause depletion of sodium, chloride, body water and other minerals. Therefore, careful medical supervision is necessary during treatment. The FDA approved Lasitone in July 1982.
Doctors prescribe Lasitone to treat excess accumulation of fluid or swelling of the body (edema) caused by cirrhosis, chronic kidney failure, heart failure, and kidney disease. Doctors also prescribe Lasitone in conjunction with other high blood pressure pills to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).