Furosemide 40 mg is a diuretic drug that is the generic form or version of the branded diuretic drug, Lasix. The action induced by furosemide 40 mg when taken is diuretic in nature, meaning excess water from the body is discharged through urine and expelled out of the body through urination. The main use of diuretic drugs like furosemide 40 mg is for medical conditions like edema or fluid retention wherein excessive buildup of water is maintained in the body. Through the use of furosemide 40 mg, the action of the drug will then flush the excessive buildup of fluid form the body.
The body is composes mainly of water. Our organs, cells, tissues, and the blood itself have water in it. The circulatory system normally dumps small amounts of water between the muscle tissue and the skin, and the lymphatic system responsibly drains this water out. However, when there is something wrong with the lymphatic system or there are excessive amounts of water being dumped by the circulatory system due to certain medical conditions, the buildup of fluid is unavoidable. To remove this buildup, the use of diuretic drugs like furosemide 40 mg becomes necessary.
Edema comes in two forms – generalized edema and localized edema. Generalized edema is where most of the body becomes covered with edema. Localized edema on the other hand is where edema develops only a certain limb or part of the body. Both forms of edema are edema nevertheless and develop from different types of medical condition. Fortunately, both can be treated using furosemide 40 mg.