Latest headlines

Loading...

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…

What's in the news: Sep. 28 -- Who gets treated first in a pandemic?


Who goes first?
Hamilton Health Sciences announces Canada's first priority-treatment plan for the H1N1 flu pandemic. [Hamilton Spectator] According to The Spectator, the priority list is as follows:

1. Health-care workers and other essential services such as firefighters and police officers because they have the skills to save others once they're better.

2. Those who caught the flu at work, particularly essential service workers, because they put themselves at risk to save others.

3. Caregivers of children, disabled adults or the elderly to minimize societal disruption.

4. Young people because they haven't had a chance to live their lives yet.

5. Those most likely to survive that particular strain of flu.
An HIV vaccine or another dashed hope?
Thai researchers announced encouraging results from a set of HIV-vaccine trials. The combo-vaccine that was being tested proved effective in 31% of patients, and many experts were cautious in expressing optimism about the first-ever positive results in an HIV-vaccine trial. [Globe and Mail]

No flu shots until puzzle resolved
Ontario health officials said they would delay distributing regular flu shots because as-yet-unpublished research has indicated that the regular flu shot may raise the risk of contracting the H1N1 flu. [Canadian Press] [CTV News] [Canadian Press]

NB finally fills trauma chief job
The province of New Brunswick has hired Dr Marcel Martin, a surgeon from Sherbrooke, Quebec, to run its trauma-care system, after an interminably long period in which no progress was made on trying to hire someone for the job. [CBC News]

Alberta political shakeup to come?
The right-wing Wildrose Alliance party could pick up as many as 10 Progressive Conservative defectors if leadership candidate Danielle Smith wins the primary election, the Edmonton Journal's Trish Audette reported. [Edmonton Journal] That would dramatically alter the provincial political scene, which has been dominated by the Tories since the Mesozoic Era or thereabouts. And as complaints about the size and nature of government spending on healthcare continue to plague the Stelmach government from the left, the right and the centre, it seems fair to say that the province's divisive health reform being ushered in by Health Minister Ron Liepert may be playing a big part in voters' disillusionment with the Conservatives. Then again, maybe it's just that oil and gas tax revenues are down. When the price of oil rises again, voters may forget their complaints about the Tories' management.

Photo: Shutterstock

Get Canadian Medicine news by email or in an RSS reader