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Furosemide is used to treat hypertension, Lasix is the common brand name under the drug class called Diuretics. The recommended dosage of Furosemide is 80 mg  twice/day.
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Basic Medical Information
Common Brand Name Lasix 
Drug Class Diuretics  vs 29.4% Hypertension Drugs have Diuretics
Legal Status Rx -only 
Possible Side Effects Muscle Cramps, Weakness, Dizziness, Confusion, Thirst, Upset Stomach, Vomiting, Blurred Vision, Headache, Restlessness, Constipation 
Precautions & Contraindications Liver Disease, Cirrhosis, Kidney Disease, Lupus Erythematosus, Gout, Hypercalcemia, Difficulty Passing Urine, Allergies, Pregnant, Breastfeeding 
Excretion Renal, Biliary  vs 14.7% Hypertension Drugs have Renal Biliary
Dosage, Usage and Forms
Route of Administration Oral, Iv, Im  vs 2.9% Hypertension Drugs have Oral IV IM
Dosage 80 Mg Twice/day  vs 3% Hypertension Drugs have 80 mg twice/day
Maximum daily dose
600 mg (375.78 mg higher than average)
224.22 mg

Forms Suspension, Tablet, Iv  vs 2.9% Hypertension Drugs have Suspension Tablet IV
Tablet Formulations 20 Mg, 40 Mg, 50mg, 80 Mg 
IV Solution Formulations 10 Mg/ml, 20 Mg/ml 
Oral Suspension 10 Mg/ml, 40 Mg/5 Ml 
Chemical Data
Molecular mass (g/mol)
330.75  (21.77 lower than average)

Half Life (hours)
(9.63 lower than average)

Chemicals Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur, Chlorine 
Formula C12h11cln2o5s 
Melting Point (C)
206  (21.75 higher than average)

Phase (solid/liquid) Solid, Liquid 

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