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A 45-year-old female asked:

Lasix (furosemide) therapy for ruptured bakers syst?

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Lasix (furosemide): Furosemide (Lasix, Fusid or Fumex) is a diuretic that is used to treat edema & congestive heart failure. It will not be beneficial for healing of a ruptured Baker's Cyst.
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Last updated Apr 20, 2019

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