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A 45-year-old female asked:

is it dangerous to take lasix (furosemide) for simple pms bloating? can it damage the kidneys even taken once a month?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Its powerful: unlikely to damage kidneys. AND lasix (furosemide) has no brakes on how much fluid it can take off. It "lasts six" hours, so, the effects on it are not commonly too much but dehydration and loss of electrolytes like potassium can certainly occur with it.

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