Furosemide 20 mg Tablets
Furosemide (Lasix®) is a prescription medication often used for treating high blood pressure and water retention caused by kidney disease or kidney failure, cirrhosis, or congestive heart failure. The medication comes in tablet form and is available in three strengths, including:
- Furosemide 20 mg tablets
- Furosemide 40 mg tablets
- Furosemide 80 mg tablets.
The recommended starting dose for high blood pressure is 40 mg twice daily. Based on how you respond to the medication, your healthcare provider may increase or decrease your dosage as needed.
For the treatment of water retention, dosing varies considerably. Some people may only need to take furosemide 20 mg tablets (one tablet daily), while others may take up to 600 mg daily (as a single dose or divided into several doses). Some people only need to take this medicine when they experience water retention, while others need to take it on a daily basis.
As with any medication, side effects are possible with furosemide. Some of the most commonly reported side effects include headaches, and fever. While most side effects are mild, some are potentially serious and require medical attention, including fainting spells, dizziness, or dehydration.
(Click Furosemide Dosing to find out how dosing works for infants and children, how your healthcare provider will determine an appropriate dose for your particular situation, and general tips and precautions.)