Active chemical: furosemide.
- Durafirid 40 mg Tbl: Durahemi.
- Fumarenid 40 mg Tbl: Brenner Efeka.
- Furo-Puren 40 mg tbl: Klinge-Natterm Puren.
- Furo-raziofarm 30 mg caps: Raziofarm. Long
- Furorez 40 mg, 500 mg Tbl: Nexal.
- Furosemide 40 mg Tbl: Heumann.
- Furosemide 40mg tbl: Stadafarm. Herds
- Furosemide – Raziofarm 40 mg, 500 mg Tbl: Raziofarm.
- Fusid 40 mg tbl: Sanofi Vintron.
- Hydro-Rapid table 40 mg Tbl: Sanoranya.
- Yenafusid 40 mg Tbl: Yenafarm.
- Lasix 40 mg, 500 mg Tbl: Hoehst (Hoechst).
- Edemase 40 mg Tbl: Atsupharma.
- Sigazalur 40 mg Tbl: Siegfried.
- Injection solutions:
- Durafurid 20 mg / 2ml Durachemide
- Furorese 40 mg / 4ml Hexal
- Furosemide – Raziofarm 20 mg / 2ml Raziofarm.
- Furosemide – herds of 20 mg / 2ml Stadafarm.
- Fuzid 20 mg / 2ml Sanofi Winthrop
- Lasix 20 mg / 2ml Hoechst
- Lasix 40 mg / 4ml Hoechst.
Note: The active chemical furosemide is commercially available in Germany, also in the form of a diffusion solution. Abroad there are other drugs in various forms of release, which are not given here.
Lasix is not a hormonal drug, it is a diuretic. Belongs to the saluretik group, more precisely, it is Sehleifen – diuretic. Its action is expressed in an increasing increase in the excretion of water and salts from the body, the excretion of sodium, chlorides, potassium, calcium, and water. Another important quality of this kind of drug that you should pay attention to is that the reverse resorption of potassium, sodium, and chloride ions is slowed down. This leads to a significant electrolyte imbalance. Due to its property to dehydrate intensively, Lasix is used in the treatment of edema and hypertension. Bodybuilding athletes take Lasix shortly before the competition to remove excess subcutaneous water and to look elastic on the stage at the time of the competition. Tablets begin to act within an hour and their impact lasts 3 to 4 hours. Depending on the amount of excess water in the body, there are more or less frequent urination needs. In this case, in the shortest possible time, significant weight loss can occur.
On this basis, Lasix is accepted by athletes to stabilize their weight to better get closer to a certain weight category. Athletes prefer, as a rule, oral form of release of the drug. Sometimes athletes use the injectable or intravenous version on the morning of competition day since these forms act instantly and are good where the athlete panics because of the more or less pronounced water remaining under the skin. Nevertheless, such use of Lasix may have the opposite effect, muscles shrink, lose bulge, become flat, the athlete loses in masculinity, during warm-up, warming up can not achieve the pump, if in the shortest possible time to remove from the body too much water and minerals. And therefore it may happen that this or that athlete – professional or an amateur who has achieved the best success – will have to apply all sorts of countermeasures, which are a bag full of glucose solution for intravenous injection just before the start of the competition, just to increase the blood volume again to smooth out potassium loss, many athletes take potassium chloride tablets. But it is not so unsafe, since an overdose of potassium can lead to cardiac arrest.
Judging from the experience, Lasix is used in the last 2 days before the competition. heat can not achieve the pump, if in the shortest possible time to remove from the body too much water and minerals. And therefore it may happen that this or that athlete – professional or an amateur who has achieved the best success – will have to apply all sorts of countermeasures, which are a bag full of glucose solution for intravenous injection just before the start of the competition, just to increase the blood volume again to smooth out potassium loss, many athletes take potassium chloride tablets. But it is not so unsafe, since an overdose of potassium can lead to cardiac arrest.
Dosage, time of administration, intervals of administration depend normally on the diuretic effect, as well as the external form of the athlete. Based on experience, bodybuilding athletes take a half or a full 40-milligram pill and wait for it to happen. Some people repeat this procedure after a few hours another 1-2 times, Lasix is the most powerful diuretic and the most dangerous drug in the bodybuilders’ medical arsenal. Side effects include diseases of the circulatory system, dizziness, dehydration, muscle spasms, vomiting, vascular collapse, diarrhea, feeling of indisposition.
In extreme cases, cardiac arrest may occur. It is quite possible that this was the cause of the death of two bodybuilding athletes: the deceased in the 80s Austrian bodybuilder Heinz Salmayer and in October the 92nd Mohammed Benaziza. Extreme caution should be given to those who are already sufficiently dehydrated, and not to use the drug with the slogan “Life or Death”, and should not continue taking the drug in combination with limited drinking.