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Laxis20mg/2ml

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Sanofi Bangladesh Ltd.
Generic: Frusemide (Furosemide)
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Laxis.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
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
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Laxis is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Laxis may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
KidneyKidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
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
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Laxis should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Laxis may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

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)
  • Edema

Side effects of Laxis

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Dehydration
  • 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

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • 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.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Hypertension, Congestive heart failure, Nephrotic syndrome, Hypercalcemia, Edema, Cirrhosis, Renal impairment, Cerebral/pulmonary edema, Pulmonary oedem... View More

Administration

May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.

Adult Dose

Oral Resistant Hypertension Adult: 20-80 mg PO divided q12hr Edema Edema associated with congestive heart failure (CHF), liver cirrhosis, and rena... View More

Child Dose

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

Renal Dose

Acute renal failure: 1-3 g/day may be necessary to attain desired response; avoid use in oliguric states

Contraindication

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

Precaution

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

Side Effect

>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

Interaction

Analgesics reduce natriuretic action of furosemide. Antagonises hypoglycaemic agents and drugs used for gout. Hyperglycaemia with antihypertensive agent... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More