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If I am taking lasix it is okay to drink pedialyte for rehydration

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Roberto
35 years experience Family Medicine
Lasix, (furosemide) Potassium,: Wine can be dehydrating as well as the Lasix (furosemide). My thought would be to increase your water intake to at least 60oz/day
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Needs evaluation: Nephrologists are "fluid experts" specializing in areas you mentioned. Diuretics often cause thirst, but rarely to this degree. Could be another under ... Read More
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Dr. ARMAN Askari
23 years experience Cardiology
Why on lasix (furosemide)?: You should ask your doctor why you are on lasix (furosemide). Your body is obviously tellin you that you need fluid. Further if or are drinking that m ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience Family Medicine
Ask his heart MD: At that age - and CHF - the amount of fluid that is safe to take in - can be very specific - and usually is balanced with the urine output - - check ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
It varies: Salt restriction is more important than fluid restriction unless his serum sodium is low. Ask his doctor.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Account for carbs: As with any other fluid or food a diabetic consumes, it is fine as long as you account for the carbs in the fluid.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Pedialyte is only recommended for a child with vomiting and diarrhea. Discuss the addition of water with your child's provider. There is usually no in ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
drinking water: Pure water is the best drink on earth. Try it cool not hot. Small amounts frequently rather than large amounts. Depending on your size, you may not ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is essentially the same as IV fluid. It is specifically designed for infants and toddlers who have need for oral re-hydration and substitutes for a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mika Hiramatsu
31 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but: Yes, but why would you want to? Because it's packaged for children, it's more expensive than similar electrolyte solutions made for adults.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
U will be hydrated: Pedialyte is simply a balance of water and the type of electrolytes found in our body.It is roughly like drinking a dilute gatorade.It has no special ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Why would you?: It probably wouldn't hurt you (depends on the size of person drinking it). It replaces electrolytes, so someone with normal functioning kidneys would ... Read More

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