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what does it mean if lasix (furosemide) doesn't work?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Several possibilites: If your kidney function is normal, it means you're not fluid overloaded. If you have swelling, it doesn't mean that Lasix (furosemide) will fix it - many forms of swelling are not due to volume overload. If you have kidney disease, it could mean that the dose is inadequate - that's why it should only be given under the supervision of a doctor. Rarely, Lasix (furosemide) is not properly absorbed.

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What is a loop diuretic?

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Loop diuretic: A loop diuretic is a blood pressure medicine that acts on the kidney, specifically the loop of henley to decrease fluid resorption. This results in reduced blood volume and with that decreased blood pressure. A side effect of these meds is that they can cause potassium wasting.
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What is the biggest consideration in administering the furosemide iv?

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See below: Intravenous administration can lead to same side effects as oral administration including electrolyte disturbances like low sodium, low pottassium. It can also lead to dehydration more quickly than oral, if not carefully dosed. Rarely allergic reactions occur like any other medications.
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What all can be the side effects of lasix (furosemide)?

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See below: Side effects include electrolyte disturbances like low sodium, low pottassium. It can also lead to dehydration if not carefully dosed. Rarely allergic reactions occur like any other medications.
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What side effect of tablet furosemide?

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Dr. John Hammes
Nephrology and Dialysis 28 years experience
Multiple: Furosemide is used to reduce salt/water in body and thus treat edema, heart failure or high bp. Chief side effects include low potassium levels, gout (from high uric acid level) and dehydration/volume depletion.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are some of the possible side-effects of a doubled Lasix (furosemide) prescription?

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Cardiology 31 years experience
Potentially : Low potassium, low magnesium, dehydration, low blood pressure (especially when standing), weakness , fatigue , kidney dysfunction to name a few.

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