Lasilactone 50 (Frusemide/Spironolactone)
What is Lasilactone 50 (Frusemide/Spironolactone) used for?
Lasilactone 50 (Frusemide/Spironolactone) is an oral medication prescribed to treat edema caused by kidney failure, liver cirrhosis, or heart failure. It operates by preventing sodium absorption in the kidneys to draw excess water out of the body to be eliminated through urination. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Lasilactone 50 (Frusemide/Spironolactone)?
Take Lasilactone 50 (Frusemide/Spironolactone) strictly according to your physician's directions to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered once or twice daily, but your individual instructions will differ based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a snack or meal is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. It is not recommended to take the dose within four hours of going to bed as excess urination may cause sleep disturbances. You are also suggested to increase your water intake to prevent dehydration. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets before use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Lasilactone 50 (Frusemide/Spironolactone)?
Side effects associated with the use of Lasilactone 50 (Frusemide/Spironolactone) include:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include muscle weakness, trouble breathing, numbness, tingling sensation, irregular heartbeat, faintness, urinary retention, tremors, severe skin rash, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent further complications from appearing.
Do not begin using Lasilactone 50 (Frusemide/Spironolactone) if you are breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, allergic to the medication's ingredients, allergic to sulphonamides, if the patient being treated is a child, or if you have Addison's disease, hyperkalemia, hypokalemia, low sodium levels in the blood, dehydration, or if you have kidney failure. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or if you have hypotension, low circulation volume, an enlarged prostate gland, diabetes, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment requiring adjustments to your dosage or frequency of administration.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Lasilactone 50 (Frusemide/Spironolactone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.