Furosemide 40 mg is known worldwide as a loop diuretic that is used for treating cases of edema and congestive heart failure (CHF) conditions. Furosemide 40 mg is typically distributed in the market all over the world under the brand name Lasix, but you can also encounter this particular medicine under the brand names Frumex and Frusid. Not known to many, furosemide 40 mg is also approved to be used in race horses to help prevent them from having nosebleeds during strenuous race events.
Primarily, furosemide 40 mg is indicated for the treatment of edema (abnormal collection of fluid in the interstitium; swelling) and hypertension (high blood pressure). Furosemide 40 mg is the first-line of treatment in a lot of patients suffering from edema due to congestive heart failure. Not only that, furosemide 40 mg is also indicated for cases of renal impairment, hepatic cirrhosis and nephrotic syndrome. Additionally, furosemide 40 mg is used as adjunct therapy for pulmonary or cerebral edema in which there is need or rapid diuresis via IV injection. Also, in cases of severe hypercalcemia, furosemide 40 mg is helpful in managing this condition combined with adequate rehydration of the patient.
Furosemide can come in dosages of 20 mg and 40 mg. If you are prescribed furosemide 40 mg, then you must understand that it belongs to a class of drugs known as diuretics. Sodium, potassium, water and waste products are filtered and cleaned out by the bloodstream into the kidneys normally. Most of the filtered salts and water are then re-absorbed by the bloodstream. The function of furosemide 40 mg is that it blocks the passage of sodium back into the patient’s bloodstream, thus preventing water re-absorption, which in turn induces the patient to pass more urine than they usually do. Continue reading