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how effective is furosemide (lasix) for treating chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. James Cain
Nephrology and Dialysis 36 years experience
OK: Lasix (furosemide) is useful to manage the fluid overload and edema that go with kidney disease. It will also help keep potassium controlled and acidosis. It helps with blood pressure and congestive heart failure, it is very commonly used in chronic kidney disease. It does not improved kidney disease but it helps keep you well with kidney disease

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Last updated Mar 21, 2015

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