Furosemide 40 mg Tablets
Furosemide (Lasix®) is a prescription medication commonly used for controlling high blood pressure. It is also approved for the treatment of water retention caused by kidney disease or kidney failure, cirrhosis, or congestive heart failure. Furosemide comes in tablet form and is available in several different strengths, including:
- Furosemide 20 mg tablets
- Furosemide 40 mg tablets
- Furosemide 80 mg tablets.
Most people being treated for high blood pressure start with furosemide 40 mg tablets (one tablet, twice daily). Based on your response to the medication, your healthcare provider may increase or decrease your dose as needed.
The recommended dose for the treatment of fluid retention can vary between 20 mg and 600 mg daily (taken as a single dose or divided and taken more frequently). Some people will only need to take furosemide when they need it (when they are experiencing water retention), while others may need to take it on a daily basis.
A number of side effects have been reported with furosemide. Some of the most common side effects that have been seen in people taking this drug include constipation or diarrhea, vision changes, and headaches.
(Click Furosemide Dosing to find out what factors your healthcare provider may consider before prescribing this drug and how dosing works for infants and children.)