Furosemide is used as the main active ingredient in various medications. The ingredient is a Loop Diuretic. It is a chlorobenzoic acid that is 4-chlorobenzoic acid substituted by an amino and a sulfamoyl group. It is indicated to treat congestive heart failure. It plays the role of a xenobiotic, an environmental contaminant, and a loop diuretic. It prevents the body from absorbing too much salt. This allows the salt to instead be passed in the urine.
It can be used to treat fluid retention i.e. edema in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome. It also treats high blood pressure
Class of Drugs – Diuretics
Molecular Formula – C12H11ClN2O5S
Molecular Weight - 330.74 g/mol
Working: This given active ingredient blocks the absorption of sodium, chloride, and water from the filtered fluid in the kidney tubules. That causes a profound increase in the output of urine.
Uses: This active component helps the body get rid of extra water by increasing the amount of urine. It leads to a decrease in water that decreases the strain on the heart and blood vessels, so as to lower the high blood pressure. It reduces the risk of strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It improves trouble breathing and swelling.
Popular Brands and Dosages: The effective active ingredient is available in popular brands as follows:
- Lasix: 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg
- Diaqua-2: 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg
- Lo-Aqua: 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg
The dosage of this medication is based on the age, medical condition, and response to treatment of an individual.