is a drug used in eliminating excessive fluid from the body. It is specifically used for the treatment and management of conditions such as heart
diseases, and liver
cirrhosis. Lasilactone is usually used with other medications for high blood pressure
. Lasilactone is referred to as a loop diuretic since it acts in the kidneys
. It is also used in combination with other types of medication for people who have accumulated fluid in their lungs
Lasilactone quickly acts in the body, as early as an hour. But since the blood
pressure in the body declines slowly, it may take a number of weeks before the patient experiences full treatment with Lasilactone. Patients need to continue taking Lasilactone even if they are feeling better. Patients should always take Lasilactone according to the prescribed dosage and schedule of their physicians.
There are possible side effects of Lasilactone that patients may experience while taking this drug. Among them include changes in vision, fever
, high blood sugar, fever, dizziness
, lack of appetite, dry mouth
, and excessive thirst. Other possible side effects include muscle spasm
, rashes, nausea
, restlessness, sensitivity to light, flaking, skin eruptions, irritation of the stomach
and mouth, vertigo
, weakness, and vomiting
Lasilactone should not be prescribed to individuals who are sensitive to allergic reaction using diuretics, or those who are having difficulties to urinate.
Lasilactone can cause a patient’s body to lose potassium, which can result to irregular heartbeat
and muscle weakness. In order to improve the patient’s potassium level, doctors usually prescribe intake of potassium-rich diet consisting of raisins, banana, and orange juice.
Patients who have liver and kidney disease, gout
, and lupus erythematosus should also inform their physician before taking Lasilactone. Those who are allergic to sulfa medication may also be allergic to Lasilactone. Those who are suffering from high blood pressure should also avoid taking OTC drugs that can increase blood pressure such as appetite suppressants and common cold
Consulting with a physician is important if a physician takes any of the following medications- aspirin
, lithium, aminoglucoside antibiotic like Garamycin, sucralfate, high blood medications like Cardura
There is not enough evidence that Lasilactone can negatively affect the health of pregnant women. However, it is critical that pregnant women inform their physicians prior to taking Lasilactone. In case intake of Lasilactone is important to a woman’s health, then doctors usually advise that breastfeeding is discontinued until the treatment is completed.
In case of overdosage, medical attention must be given immediately to the patient. An overdose of this drug can result to symptoms like extreme dehydration, dry mouth, vomiting, muscle pain
, weak and irregular heartbeat, drowsiness, and excessive thirst.
In case a patient misses a dose, it is recommended that he or she takes the drug immediately. When it is about time for the next dose, the patient should just skip the missed dose and go to the regular schedule. Patients should not take 2 doses of Lasilactone at the same time.
Lasilactone has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of lasilactone is C24H32O4S
• Lasilactone available : 25mg tablets, 50mg tablets, 100mg tablets