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Lasix 40 Mg by Aventis 100 tabs

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Lasix 40 Mg 100 tabs
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Manufacturer: Aventis Pharma
Substance: Furosemide
Packing: 12 tabs. (40 mg/tab)

Lasix ORAL
Active Life : 6-8 Hours
Drug Class : Lood Diuretic (Oral)
Average Dose : 40-80 mg total in a-12-hour-period
Acne : No
Water Retention : No
High Blood Pressure : No
Liver Toxic : Unknown

Lasix is the brand name for the drug furosemide whic is from a class of drugs called loop diuretics which are a potent form of diuretic that induce the excretion of water, electrolytes, chloride, sodium and potassium. Lasix is used for treating high blood pressure or water retention  associated with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease. Lasix is a loop diuretic.  Athletes use diuretics for a couple of specific purposes. Competitive athletes use these drugs to drop water weight, in an effort to make adjustments in their weight class standings. Since the weigh-in is most often a day or days before a competition/match, one can drop their bodyweight considerably and be back to normal within hours after rehydration. This logically seems to provide an unfair advantage, the athlete competing at a much heavier weight than believed. This advantage is only offset by the now near universal nature of this practice. Bodybuilders also rely heavily on diuretics when preparing for a contest. It can efficiently lower subcutaneous water concentrations, helping to produce that super-ripped look so common on stage today.

    Bodybuilders use Lasix shortly before a competition to excrete excessive, mostly subcutaneous, water so that they appear hard, defined, and ripped to the bone when in the limelight. The effect of tablets begins within an hour and continues for 3-4 hours. Depending on how much water is still in the athlete's body he must have more or less frequent access to a restroom. This can cause a considerable weight loss within a very short time. For this reason, athletes often use Lasix to lose weight and to compete in a lower weight class. Athletes usually prefer the oral form of the compound. Bodybuilders occasionally use the injectable and intravenous version the morning of the competition since it becomes immediately effective when the athlete, due to a more or less strongly remaining water film, begins to panic.     

Since its so harmful and potentially lifethreatening, furosemide should only be used the last 4-7 days leading up to a contest, with around 20 mg a day, 40 mg at the very most. If a stronger effect is needed, additioning a milder diuretic is advised. 50 mg of spironolactone or hydrochlorthiazide, which are potassium sparing diuretics, will usually do the trick. Adding a potassium supplement to furosemide is wise, 1500-3000 mg daily normally. This keeps electrolytes somewhat in balance and helps prevent the worst of side effects such as nausea, dizziness and cramping. There isn't much use for ancillary drugs with furosemide otherwise. Its an anti-hypertensive in itself, so it could offer relief after a dieting period with ephedrine, clenbuterol and high dose androgens. One should always take care to replenish his water and salt intake after use is discontinued.


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