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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Lasix (furosemide): The first step is to discuss coming off Lasix (furosemide) with your doctor. The next step is follow the course you and the doc have agreed on.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Several possibilites: If your kidney function is normal, it means you're not fluid overloaded. If you have swelling, it doesn't mean that Lasix (furosemide) will fix it - m ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Oral or IV: Oral - 30-60 min, iv - 15-20 min.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Mugmon
47 years experience in Cardiology
Need specifics: You need to be more specific. What kind of side effects are being experienced?
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience in Cardiology
Yes and no: Typically Lasix (furosemide) more often can cause hyponatremia but theoretically if you did not drink any fluids and you became overly dehydrated by s ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience in Cardiology
Several things: You may need to restrict your salt and fluid intake. You may need a higher dose of Lasix (furosemide) or change to another loop diuretic. You may nee ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Diuretics: Are known to precipitate gouty attacks....
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
26 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Possibly: Lasix (furosemide) is a drug meant to remove excess fluid and sodium from the body. If too much is taken, or intake drops substantially it can cause d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Edema: We use furosemide(lasix)to treat excess fluid and increase the renal excretion of water/electrolyte. Sometimes nonpitting edema is still due to fluid ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Lasix (furosemide) is stronger: To remove water effectively, you need lasix, (furosemide) not spironolactone. However, spironolactone has special uses in liver disease and in some he ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Doesn't work: Baker's cyst can not be treated with"fluid pills". Needs either surgery or rarely anti-inflammatory medications may help. Consult an orthopedist.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) is a very weak diuretic that is very good for Hypertension and sometimes, the first drug used. Lasix (furosemide) is a stro ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Risk: Lasix (furosemide) is a diuretic (water pill), it may increase urination, you may lose potassium, may cause dehydration, mild renal abnormality etc.. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
Almost: Both these medications are loop diuretics. They work very similarly however some properties such as absorption, duration and onset of action are diffe ... Read More
A 96-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
No unless eosinophil: Lasix (furosemide, a diuretic that helps eliminate fluid from the bloodstream), has been reported to raise the eosinophil count (eosinophils are a typ ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Salt restriction: Salt and fluid restriction will help manage fluid levels more than anything.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Lasix (furosemide): The use of Lasix (furosemide) needs to be monitored in a ll who use it. It can be used looming term if monitored and not causing problems.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Lasix (furosemide): Depending on the operative physiology, diuresis may be effective therapy for CHF with hypotension.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience in Cardiology
None: If u r electrolytes are normal.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: Lasix (furosemide) helps to reduce fluid from all over the body.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
There are substitute: Other drugs can be used as substitutes to Lasix (furosemide). Ask your doctor to give you an alternative medicine/s.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Depends on cause.: Lasix (furosemide)'s a medicine / poison that tricks the kidneys into losing urine while the drug is around. It can damage the kidneys if urine produc ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Hamner
42 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) is not reno-protective. However, high acid levels in the blood affect heart function, muscle fun ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience in Cardiology
Torsemid: Yes.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Generally not.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience in 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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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Stein
50 years experience in Urology
See a cardiologist: Speak to your cardiologist.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Follow MD advice : You already have kidney problems and should be monitored by a kidney specialist. Follow their advice closely rather then trying to treat yourself. Wha ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Varies: Too much Furosemide can cause overdiuresis with too much urination and dehydration and therefore low blood pressure -(orthostasis) as well as too low ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience in Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Lasix (furosemide) and ARF: It really depends upon the cause for ARF. Lasix (furosemide) is however, still the mainstay of therapy in re-establishing urine flow during the recov ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Heart failure: This combination is usually to treat congestive heart failure.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Which antibiotic?: For a meaningful answer, we need to know which antibiotic.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Side effects include electrolyte disturbances like low sodium, low pottassium. It can also lead to dehydration if not carefully dosed. Rarely allergic ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
13 years experience in Radiology
No obstruction: The Lasix (furosemide) renal scan you had is good for differentiating a dilated collectong system from true obstruction. Sometimes urine will not cle ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Solomon
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
See your doctor: 3 months after a knee scope, you should not have continued swelling. If this is new since the surgery, you could have a blood clot. If you have high b ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
41 years experience in Neurology
Weight loss: If the person is overweight (and most are), one of the most effective, albeit difficult treatments for pseudotumor cerebri is weight loss. If the cond ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
46 years experience in Cardiology
No interaction: Warfarin (coumadin) and Lasix (furosemide) do not interact. Lasix can cause low potassium which may need to be watched.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Inexpensive : 30 days of Lasix (furosemide) is typically $4/month.

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