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Furosemide 40mg – A Close Look at the Generic Version of Lasix

Lasix is actually the branded version of the generic drug furosemide.  These drugs are mainly diuretic in nature which is also part of their mechanism of action.  Basically, the main purpose of furosemide 40mg is to induce increase in urine in order to get rid of the body’s excess water.  Furosemide 40mg also helps in preventing the absorption of salt so that this compound is passed along the urine.  Furosemide is available in doses of 20mg, furosemide 40mg, and 80mg with furosemide 40mg being the mostly prescribed.

Fluid retention and edema are some of the conditions that furosemide was made to treat.  This is particularly true for people who already suffer from medical conditions like heart diseases, liver diseases, and kidney issues.  Read more…

Economic turmoil is hurting Canadians' health: CMA survey

Twenty-three percent of Canadians say the recession has affected how they take care of their health.

That disturbing information -- that the economy's problems are causing pain not just in our portfolios -- was revealed in new survey results published by the Canadian Medical Association Monday in Saskatoon in the 9th Annual National Report Card on Health Care (PDF).

The survey showed that the "economic downturn" (as the survey euphemistically calls it) has had dire results for Canadians' health.

  • 25% of Canadians cancelled or pushed back a dentist's appointment
  • 16% skipped meals
  • 32% cut back on their food budgets
  • 14% delayed or skipped buying some prescription medications
  • 23% have slept more poorly
  • 22% chose not to join a new sport or recreational activity
  • 10% cancelled or delayed a doctor's appointment
"Governments have ignored tackling the tough issues facing our health care system," outgoing CMA president Dr Robert Ouellet said in a release. "There is a mistaken impression that health care is somehow insulated from today's harsh economic reality. Our polling results show -- that's just not the case."

Dr Ouellet told reporters on Monday the survey results surprised and concerned him.

The stock market's tumble has also affected the Canadian Medical Association's financial health. The organization has trimmed more than $1 million from its operating budget after it saw its investments shrunk by the recession.

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