Monday, March 20, 2006

Lasix and Furosemide vs. Bumex and Bumetanide

Note to self: Stop writing lasix on prescriptions. Write furosemide. No one gets lasix anymore, and writing lasix only invites confusion.

Also: Lasix is to bumex as VHS is to betamax. Lasix grabbed all the market share, but bumex is better.

3 comments:

d said...

Why is Bumex better?

KidneyNotes said...

Its effects are more consistent and reliable.

That Girl said...

Lasix has become the "Xerox" of copies. Plenty of us (even non medical people) know what lasix are.
Recently I asked my partner to pick up our son's perscription.
"What for?"
"Furosemide?"
"Huh? What is THAT?"
"His lasixs"
"Oh."
Plus, it's easier to write and say.