Furosemide - Definition

March 2017


Definition


Furosemide is a drug (one of whose forms is marketed under the name Lasix®) in the class of diuretics, meaning that the main action is exerted on the kidney promoting the elimination of water from the body. This medicine comes in different forms and at different doses of the active ingredient and it is essentially recommended in case of excessive water accumulation in the body, called edema, which may be of cardiac, renal, or hepatic in origin. It is also conventionally used in the treatment of hypertension. It is issued only on prescription. It can cause side effects, namely dehydration in the case of wrong dosage, impaired blood levels of potassium and sodium, kidney failure ...

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