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Important Information on Furosemide

Overdose

People who take too much furosemide may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Dehydration
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Low electrolytes (especially low potassium, chloride, and sodium).
     
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
 
(Click Lasix Overdose for more information.)
 

Storage Methods

The medicine should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Furosemide tablets should be kept in an airtight container.
 
Keep this medication and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your furosemide as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Do not take a double dose of furosemide.
 

Strengths of Furosemide

Furosemide is available in the following strengths:
 
A liquid version of generic furosemide is also available in the following strengths:
 
  • Furosemide 10 mg per 5 mL (10 mg per teaspoonful)
  • Furosemide 40 mg per 5 mL (40 mg per teaspoonful).
     
Injectable generic furosemide is also available for use in hospitals.
 

Generic Furosemide

Both brand-name and generic furosemide tablets are currently licensed for sale. Generic (but not brand-name) furosemide solution is also available.
 
(Click Generic Lasix for more information.) 
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