Lasix is currently available as a generic under the name furosemide. Generic Lasix is available as a tablet (available in 20 mg, 40 mg, or 80 mg), a liquid, or as an injectable (only for use in hospitals). There are several manufacturers of generic Lasix, including Roxane Laboratories, Ivax Pharmaceuticals, and Mylan Pharmaceuticals.
Generic Lasix: An OverviewLasix® (furosemide) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and water retention (edema). It is part of a group of medications known as loop diuretics.
Lasix was first manufactured by Hoechst Roussel Pharmaceuticals. However, it has since come off patent and is available as a generic.
Strengths of Generic LasixGeneric Lasix tablets are available in the following strengths:
A liquid version of generic Lasix is also available in the following strengths:
- Furosemide 10 mg per 5 mL (10 mg per teaspoonful)
- Furosemide 40 mg per 5 mL (40 mg per teaspoonful).
Injectable generic Lasix is also available for use in hospitals.
Who Makes Generic Lasix?Generic Lasix is currently manufactured by many different manufacturers. Some of these manufacturers include:
- Roxane Laboratories
- Ivax Pharmaceuticals
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Watson Pharmaceuticals
- Sandoz Pharmaceuticals.
If you are interested, you can ask your pharmacist for a more complete list of the different makers of generic Lasix.