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Can I Take An Antacid With Furosemide
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 ...Read more
Usually: Lasix (furosemide) is not know to cause birth defects. However, it can cause low potassium levels and, sometimes, rapid loss of fluid through urination. If it is needed to control swelling, it needs to be monitored closely by a nephrologist. Blood tests to confirm the kidney status and potassium level need to be done frequently during the pregnancy. Avoid becoming dehydrated. ...Read more
Ask provider: Furosemide is often a critical part of keeping a heart with CHF in balance. Without it, there may be swelling, and usually with it, more shortness of breath. Not all CHF patients need a diuretic however, and excessive use may lead to dehydration or even worsening renal function. This is a question best asked of the provider that follows the patient regularly. ...Read more
I take 60 mg of Furosemide every 3-4 days, what meq dose of pot chloride should I take with it? Have been taking 10MEQ ER Cap.
No specific dose: While furosemide (brand name Lasix) does cause you to lose potassium in your urine, not everyone who takes the medication has low potassium. It is best to talk to your doctor and get some blood tests done to see what your potassium is before starting supplementation. If you potassium is not low without the supplement, no need to add another pill to your daily routine. ...Read more
Lasix (furosemide): This is a large dose which we would use only in unusual circumstance. The effect would depend on the patient's physiology. In an otherwise normal patient a large diuresis could be expected and possibly side effects such as ringing in the ears or hearing loss. In someone for whom the dose was appropriate we'd expect less diuresis and perhaps less in side effects. The answer is not simple ...Read more
A/W Dr. Margaryan: Drug interaction checker indicates that there is potential for moderate drug interaction with furosemide (lasix) & motrin (ibuprofen). If these medications are used together both renal function & blood pressure should be monitored & dosage adjustments could be required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has a vsd & has been taking furosemide & spironolactone since 10weeks old now 2 years old. I have to take him off them for week will withdrawal
Lasix (furosemide) causing output of approx 4 ltrs / day, with intake of about 2 ltrs. Do I need to take salt tabs or other steps to ensure electrolytes are ok?
NO SALT TABS!: Excess salt (sodium or potassium chloride) can cause you to retain fluid and swell and/or force your kidneys to remove even more water. A net negative water balance is OK for a few days if your kidneys are removing excess fluid. However, after that, you risk dehydration and/or an electrolyte imbalance. Contact your doctor ASAP for further advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grandma takes 240mg diltiazem & 20 mg furosemide. Dr recommends reducing diltiazem to 180 and increasing furosemide to 2x a day. Is this safe? Will it reduce nighttime urination also?
Maybe: Not without the knowledge and endorsement of your treating doctor! there are reasons why Furosemide might not be working that must be considered. Moreover, there are potential serious side effects (low potassium, low blood pressure, kidney damage) which must be balanced against the higher dose. Perhaps Furosemide isn't the best medicine for your condition? Please don't treat yourself! ...Read more
In most cases..: Spironolactone, an aldosterone inhibitor is better. Low potassium is not a side-effect. It is an anti-hypertensive drug as well. Furosemide is not, and it increases aldosterone. Studies show that the use of Furosemide in congestive heart failure does not prolong life. Spironolactone does! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Furosemide (50mg/2 times daily) is not effective for my nephrotic syndrome. Can I take it together with hydrochlorothiazide? What is a safe dose?
Yes but: The combination is often used for refractory edema however it requires very close monitoring because it can cause dangerous electrolyte imbalance. The combination if very potent. Even better is the combo of furosemide and metolazone (hydrochlorothiazide becomes ineffective when renal function deteriorates). But your doc must monitor you - you can become very ill if used without care. ...Read more
Oral or IV: Oral - 30-60 min, iv - 15-20 min. ...Read more
Usual practice is...: Typically most physicians don't use more than 160mg twice a day. However, there may be extenuating circumstances in which a patient may be treated with even more than this. ...Read more
Can i get pregnant if i take contraceptive pills with furosemide? please help me i really want to know
Can I take metolazone (5mg) in the morning and hydrochlorothiazide (25mg) in the evening together with furosemide (60mg) for stubborn edema?
No: They are drugs of the same class and there's no benefit in taking both. You list nephrotic syndrome. You will likely need a higher dose of lasix (furosemide). I would start by trying 60 mg twice day (with supervision! as it is dangerous to do this on your own!). Alternatively, change lasix (furosemide) to torsemide which is more potent. ...Read more
Takes furosemide(1of 3 meds for his blood pressure.) cause him to pee alot.He would not take that pill when on trip or special events, is that safe?
Generally, yes.: This is a frequent practice. Would not expect BP to rise a great deal or remain elevated for very long as the result of missing a dose or two of lasix (furosemide). This could be a problem with poorly compensated heart failure, but not likely significant with htn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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