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What furosemide 40 mg?

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According to MedicineNet, furosemide is used medically because of its strong diuretic properties. The medication is available in three different oral tablet dosages: 20, 40 and 80 milligrams.

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Furosemide is generally prescribed to patients suffering from excess fluid as a result of heart or kidney problems, explains MedicineNet. Water, salts and other ions are filtered out of the blood into the kidney tubules, ultimately destined to become urine; however, not all the substrates originally filtrated go into the urine as the kidneys re-absorb most of the filtered water and salt. Furosemide works by blocking this process, therefore increasing the volume of water pushed out of the body.

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