High Blood Pressure

What is Lasix?

Lasix is the brand name of Sanofi-Aventis for the diuretic furosemide. This loop diuretic is used mainly in the treatment of high blood pressure and edema. It is commonly used to combat fluid retention caused by congestive heart failure, cirrhosis and kidney failure.

How does Lasix work?
Lasix bottle

Lasix works by increasing the amount of salt and water removed from the blood by the kidneys and excreted in the urine. This causes a decrease in overall blood volume which in turn lowers blood pressure.

What does Lasix look like?

Lasix is presented as an elliptical white tablet of 20 mg strength and round white tablets of 40 and 80 mg strength. Continue reading Lasix – congestive heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disorder medicine