API Product   :    Furosemide
CEP   :    ¤
WCC   :    ?
Therapeutic Use    :    Other dermatological preparations; All Other Therapeutic Products; Diuretics; Antihypertensives; Cough And Cold Preparations
Other dermatological preparations; All Other Therapeutic Products; Diuretics; Antihypertensives; Cough And Cold Preparations
Originator   :    Depomed
CAS No.    :    54-31-9
Trade Name.   :    LASIX
Molecular Weight   :    330.745 g/mol
Molecular Formula   :    C12H11ClN2O5S
Furosemide is used to reduce extra fluid in the body (edema) caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease. This can lessen symptoms such as shortness of breath and swelling in your arms, legs, and abdomen. This drug is also used to treat high blood pressure.
Furosemide, sold under the brand name Lasix among others, is a medication used to treat fluid build-up due to heart failure, liver scarring, or kidney disease. It may also be used for the treatment of high blood pressure. It can be taken intravenously or by mouth. When taken by mouth, it typically begins working within an hour, while intravenously, it typically begins working within five minutes. Common side effects include low blood pressure with standing, ringing in the ears, and sensitivity to sunlight. Potentially serious side effects include electrolyte abnormalities, low blood pressure, and hearing loss. Blood tests are recommended regularly for those on treatment. Furosemide is a type of loop diuretic that works by decreasing the reabsorption of sodium by the kidneys.