Also Known As: Furosemide, Diucardin, Lasix, Urex
Furosemide (INN) or frusemide (former BAN) is a loop diuretic used in the treatment of congestive heart failure and edema. It is most commonly marketed by Sanofi-Aventis under the brand name Lasix. It has also been used to prevent Thoroughbred and Standardbred race horses from bleeding through the nose during races.
- Edema associated with heart failure, hepatic cirrhosis, renal impairment, nephrotic syndrome
- Adjunct in cerebral/pulmonary edema where rapid diuresis, i.e. lowering body water content by inducing urination, is required (IV injection)