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Furosemide 80 mg Tablets

Furosemide (Lasix®) is a prescription drug commonly used for the treatment of high blood pressure. It is also approved to treat water retention caused by kidney disease or kidney failure, cirrhosis, or congestive heart failure. This medication comes in tablet form and is available in the following strengths:
 
  • Furosemide 20 mg tablets
  • Furosemide 40 mg tablets
  • Furosemide 80 mg tablets.
     
The recommended starting dose for treating high blood pressure is 40 mg twice daily. Based on the initial blood pressure response and/or side effects, your healthcare provider may increase or decrease your dose if necessary.
 
The recommended dose of furosemide for 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 the medicine when they need it (when they are experiencing water retention), while others may need to take it on a daily basis.
 
Fever, constipation, and vision changes are some of the most common side effects that have been reported with this medication. While most furosemide side effects are minor, some are potentially serious and require immediate medical attention, including dry mouth, lightheadedness, and decreased urination.
 
(Click Furosemide Dosing for recommendations when treating water retention in children, important tips and precautions, and factors your healthcare provider may consider when making dosage recommendations.
 
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