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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Laxis.
Laxis may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing b... View More
Laxis is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Laxis may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Laxis is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Laxis is recommended. However, use of Laxis is not recommended in severe kid... View More
Laxis should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Laxis may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Laxis belongs to a group of medicines called diuretics or water tablets. It is used to reduce the swelling (edema) caused by too much water in the body ... View More
Uses of Laxis
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Side effects of Laxis
- Decreased potassium level in blood
- Increased blood uric acid
- Decreased magnesium level in blood
- Increased thirst
How to use Laxis
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Laxis may be taken with or... View More
How Laxis works
Laxis is a diuretic. It removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body by increasing the amount of urine produced.
What if you forget to take Laxis?
If you miss a dose of Laxis, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your reg... View More
- Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
- Monitor your blood pressure after starting Laxis, and notify your doctor if it does not lower down.
- Consult your doctor if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or muscle weakness that does not go away.
- Take potassium supplements or potassium-rich diet (banana, spinach, coconut water, etc.) as Laxis can decrease your potassium levels and lead to dehydra... View More
- You may be asked to get regular blood tests done to monitor your kidney function.
Hypertension, Congestive heart failure, Nephrotic syndrome, Hypercalcemia, Edema, Cirrhosis, Renal impairment, Cerebral/pulmonary edema, Pulmonary oedem... View More
May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Oral Resistant Hypertension Adult: 20-80 mg PO divided q12hr Edema Edema associated with congestive heart failure (CHF), liver cirrhosis, and rena... View More
Edema Infants and children: 1-2 mg/kg IV/IM/PO once initially; increased by 1-2 mg/kg q6-8hr (PO) or 1 mg/kg q2hr (IV/IM); individual dose not to excee... View More
Acute renal failure: 1-3 g/day may be necessary to attain desired response; avoid use in oliguric states
Severe sodium and water depletion, hypersensitivity to sulphonamides and furosemide, hypokalaemia, hyponatraemia, precomatose states associated with liv... View More
Mode of Action
Furosemide inhibits reabsorption of Na and chloride mainly in the medullary portion of the ascending Loop of Henle. Excretion of potassium and ammonia i... View More
Prostatic hyperplasia. Hepatic or renal impairment, gout, DM, impaired micturition. Infusion rate should not exceed 4 mg/min to reduce the risk of ototo... View More
>10% Hyperuricemia (40%), Hypokalemia (14-60%) Frequency Not Defined Hyponatraemia, hypochloraemic alkalosis, headache, drowsiness, muscle cramps, ... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: C; treatment during pregnancy necessitates monitoring of fetal growth because of risk for higher fetal birth weights Lactation: D... View More
Analgesics reduce natriuretic action of furosemide. Antagonises hypoglycaemic agents and drugs used for gout. Hyperglycaemia with antihypertensive agent... View More
Alternative brand for Laxis
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