Manufacturer – Lasitan
Package – 40mg (15 pills)
Active substance – Furosemide (Lasix)
Lasix is produced by Lasitan and contains the active substance Furosemide, which is a very strong diuretic. Lasix is known as a loop diuretic, it causes the body to get rid of water as well as potassium, sodium, and chloride.
Loop diuretics have a dramatic effect on fluid levels in the user’s the body. In competitive sports, athletes use this drug to drop water weight, to achieve their desired weight class.
Due to the fact that the weigh-ins are usually a 1 or more days before the competition/match, an athlete is able to reduce their bodyweight drastically and then return back to normal after a few hours with the correct rehydration.
Effect of Lasix
When used, Lasix starts pushing fluid out of the body in approximately one hour at a high rate, and this effect will last for approximately 3 – 4 hours.
The individual that is using the drug should expect frequent urination to the point that many find it annoying as well as a noticeable reduction in body weight during this time. You do not lose body fat, it will only be fluid.
Lasix works well but can be detrimental to an athlete leaving them feeling very drained, which reduces their performance. The loss of electrolytes also makes high levels of performance hard to achieve.
Side effects of the drug
The use of Lasix can have some extreme side effects that is why it is not recommended lightly. Dehydration is possible but not likely due to the fact that using the drug removes “excess fluid”. When used to remove as much fluid as possible, this creates a large electrolyte imbalance and should be closely watched because using Lasix creates a significant increase in bloods bicarbonate levels.
When dehydrated together with an electrolyte imbalance, the side effects of the use of Lasix can include all of the following:
- Dry Mouth.
- Gastrointestinal Discomfort.
- Low Urine Volume.
- Muscle Cramps.
- Low Blood Pressure.
Abuse of the drug can lead to death, unfortunately the line between use and abuse is very narrow and that is why Lasix should only be used under strict medical supervision.
Using Lasix 40mg
To treat high blood pressure, a dosage of 40mg per day should be used 2 times per day.
To treat edema, a dosage of 20-80mg per day may be used.
The dosage should be calculated and based on individual factors for performance athletes.
Most people report that 20mg is good to begin with followed by another 20mg after 12 hours if necessary.
It is not common that people need more than 40g per day in total.
Regardless of the dose, the maximum duration of the drug’s use should be 2-3 days for anyone.
Combining the drug with a potassium sparring diuretic can be advised in order to have a safer experience. 20mg of Lasix together with 50mg of Aldactone should be sufficient in order to help the individual control the side effects. Doing it this way keeps the Lasix dose at a low point and should be all the athlete needs when the additional Aldactone is added.
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