For treating high blood pressure in adults, the recommended starting dosage of Lasix is 40 mg twice daily. The recommended starting dose for treating water retention in adults can vary between 20 mg and 600 mg. Lasix is approved for use in treating water retention (but not high blood pressure) in children and infants. Generally, the recommended starting dosage for treating water retention in children is 2 mg per kilogram per day, up to a maximum of 6 mg per kilogram per day.
An Overview of Lasix DosagesThe dose of Lasix® (furosemide) your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking
- How you respond to Lasix.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.