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Please describe the medication: furosemide?

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Dr. Daniel Ries
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Lasix (furosemide): A loop diuretic, inhibits the active reabsorption of sodium and potassium in the ascending loop of henley which leads to increased urinary sodium and passive flow of water and thus diuresis.
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Strong water pill: It is a strong diuretic (water pill).
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
Cardiology 41 years experience
Water pill: Furosemide is a potent diuretic which increases dramatically urine output in most patients. It is most frequently used in patients who are fluid overloaded such as in congestive heart failure. Potassium , sodium and magnesium can be lost in excess with the use of Furosemide and must be closely monitored. It is much stronger than other diuretics used for high blood pressure control.

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