Lasix by Geno contains Furosemide which is a very potent diuretic that belongs to the class of drugs that are known as loop diuretics. Loops diuretics cause the body to excrete water, potassium, sodium, and chloride.
These drugs are some of the strongest drugs on the market, which are known to have an extreme effect on fluid levels in the body. Athletes that compete use it in order to reduce water weight so that they are able to adjust their weight class standings.
Due to the fact that the weigh-in takes place a day or a few days before a competition, the user is able to reduce their body weight by a considerable amount and then they are able to get back to their normal weight within hours with the correct rehydration.
Effects of Lasix
Once administered, Lasix will begin to push fluid from the body in approximately one hour at a high rate, and this expulsion will last for approximately 3-4 hours. The individual should expect heavy and frequent urination with Lasix use. In fact, urination can be so frequent many find it annoying. The individual should also expect a notable loss in body weight during this time. You will not be losing body fat, it will simply be fluid, but it can be enough to make a notable difference in your total body weight.
Lasix works great for those that are having a difficult time when it comes to meeting their weight class requirements. Using Lasix is detrimental to an athlete’s performance because it leaves them feeling very drained and causes a reduction in their performance. Also, the loss of electrolytes makes high levels of performance extremely difficult to achieve.
How to use Lasix
For performance athletes, there is no standard dosage, which makes it necessary to design the dosage by considering the individual factors that surround the athlete.
20mg is a good dosage to begin with followed by another 20mg 12 hours later if necessary.
It is not often that you will need more than 40g per day and regardless of the dosage being used, 2 – 3 days should be the maximum amount of time it should be used by any athlete.