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A 44-year-old member asked:

will taking lasix (furosemide) lead to dehydration?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
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 dehydration.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That could occur.: Lasix (furosemide) side effects may include: V'ed blood pressure w standing, dizziness, headache, drowsiness, blurred vision, abdominal cramping, poor appetite, diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, ^ thirst, ^ urination, muscle cramps, weakness, sun sensitivity, fever, dehydration, rapid weight loss, hyperglycemia or hyperuricemia (gout). It may be ototoxic. Low blood levels of potassium, sodium,calcium,
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
chloride or magnesium may occur.
Sep 1, 2014

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