Medicines that exhibit a diuretic effect are called diuretics. The strongest of these are loop diuretics. The diuretic Lasix belongs to this group. The mechanism of its action is a blockade of the reverse absorption of sodium and chlorine ions at the level of the loop of the renal tubules. These changes increase the osmotic pressure in them and the fluid that is filtered by the kidneys can not be absorbed back. As a result, the elimination of the liquid along with these electrolytes. Such a strong diuretic effect is the basis of side effects of the diuretic Lasix in the form of loss of vital ions of potassium and magnesium.
The active substance of Lasix is furosemide. This drug acts as its proprietary analogue and has a high degree of purification, minimal amount of side effects, and, as a result, an excellent diuretic effect. Another of its advantages is the availability of different dosage forms, which makes it possible to apply it in critical and planned situations.
In cases of chronic diseases, when a planned but sufficiently high diuretic effect is needed, these diuretics are a suitable means. Their reception is advisable when:
- mild to moderate heart failure;
- edematic syndrome of renal or other origin;
- hypertensive disease of any degree and stage;
- complex therapy of a chronic pulmonary heart with stagnation of blood in a small circle of blood circulation.
Diuretic Lasix tablets contain 40 mg of furosemide. According to the instructions, take them better in the morning for 1-2 tablets. The duration of treatment is decided by the attending physician and depends on the patient’s condition. With this drug must necessarily be used drugs of potassium and magnesium (Asparcum, Panangin), since they are excreted together with urine.