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what to do if i have problems with lasix (furosemide) 20mg?

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Dr. Marc Mugmon
Cardiology 48 years experience
Need specifics: You need to be more specific. What kind of side effects are being experienced?
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Lasix (furosemide) problems: Please describe the problems you are having with lasix (furosemide) better. Are you urinating too much, too little, are you having a low potassium level, are you gaining weight? Once you describe your problems you question can be answered in a meaningful manner.

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What is lost from the body when a person takes a diuretic for weight reduction?

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Water: A diuretic causes the loss of water. It does not remove fat. It may cause rapid weight loss at first but will not continue to lose unless diet and exercise are part of the program.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Pericardial effusion? Treat with diuretic?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
Pericardial effusion: If pericardial effusion is part of systemic fluid overload (anasarca) or as a result of renal failure (uremic) diuresis might be helpful. If the effusion, however, is large and compression prevents ventricular filling, then diuretics could make things worse, by reducing the preload and depressing ventricular filling even more.
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Is amlodipine a diuretic and a hearth medicine?

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Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 29 years experience
Amlodipine: Amlodipine is a blood pressure medicine, it is a calcium channel blocker and acts to lower blood pressure by relaxing smooth muscle to lower pressure. It is not a diuretic and one of the side effects is that it can cause lower extremity edema.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Heart medication question. What happens in heat if on diuretic?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Increase H2O or redu: You have to compensate the water loss via sweat due to excess heat by either increase oral replacement of water/fluids, or reduce/stop the diuretic, or u may need to do both depending on severity of heat and duration of exposure. It is a rather complicated balance and u must do that diligently or you may get in trouble with dehydration or fluid overload. Use a weight-scale. Good luck.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you lose weight from taking a diuretic?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Cardiology 23 years experience
Some: Diuretics eliminate water so one can lose some weight; this is not 'real' weight loss though.

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