Brand Names:
Lasix, Furosemid, Diurmessel, Diurapid, Furo-Puren


Drug Type: Diuretic

Furosemide (Lasix)


Furosemide (Lasix) is a diuretic and helps remove excess water present in the tissues. It is given for the treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, fluid build-up in tissues or celoem, and renal disease.

Caution. Overdose can cause severe dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. Toxic reactions often fatal, following onset of neurological signs.
It comes available as an injectable solution (5% - 50 mg/mL) for IM or IV administration or as a syrup (1% - 10 mg/mL) given orally.
0.15-2.9 mg/kg body weight, orally or IM, 1 to 2x/day.
  • Dehydration
  • Arrhythmias as a result of potassium deficiency, since the drug depletes potassium levels.
  • Weight loss
  • Allopurinol: The risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Furosemide is combined with Allopurinol.
  • Amikacin: The risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Furosemide is combined with Amikacin.
  • Carprofen: Carprofen may decrease the diuretic activities of Furosemide.
  • Chloroquine: Chloroquine may decrease the diuretic activities of Furosemide.
  • Chlorothiazide: The risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Furosemide is combined with Chlorothiazide.
  • Chlorpromazine: The risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Furosemide is combined with Chlorpromazine.
  • Dexamethasone: Dexamethasone may increase the hypokalemic activities of Furosemide.
  • Digoxin: The risk or severity of adverse effects can be increased when Furosemide is combined with Digoxin.