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Could getting Lasix (furosemide) cause terrible leg and right side pain?

Could getting Lasix (furosemide) cause terrible leg and right side pain?

Muscle cramps: Overly aggressive use of Lasix (furosemide) can lead to muscle cramps (like a "charley-horse"). Is that what you're describing? If so, ask your doc about reducing the dose. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Tillisch
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Furosemide (Definition)

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


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What causes swelling of face hands and legs but Lasix (furosemide) does not help it? Have gained weight quickly also. Voice hoarseness always. Some loss of hearing

What causes swelling of face hands and legs but Lasix (furosemide) does not help it? Have gained weight quickly also. Voice hoarseness always. Some loss of hearing

See a doc: Please see a doctor. These symptoms are suggestive of among other things, a treatable thyroid condition. You need examined please, and perhaps some bloodwork.Do not delay. ...Read more

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What happens if Lasix (furosemide) does not work for severe edema of the legs?

What happens if Lasix (furosemide) does not work for severe edema of the legs?

Edema: It requires a diagnosis of the cause of the severe edema in the legs. If there is signficant outflow obstruction, the lasix (furosemide) won't work, if there is lots of protein deficiency or severe venous insufficiency, likewise the diuretic may not be successful. There are other causes of refractory edema also. ...Read more

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Been on Lasix (furosemide) for 2 weeks, left leg still swells up and hurts doctor says it just restless leg i'm on a no salt diet also?

Been on Lasix (furosemide) for 2 weeks, left leg still swells up and hurts doctor says it just restless leg i'm on a no salt diet also?

Am perplexed: Restless leg syndrome is a movement disorder not associated with leg pain and swelling. Did you misunderstand the explanation? Do you have venous insufficiency or obstruction, or even thrombophlebitis. A venous niva study might be needed. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am getting leg swelling during ovulation and menstruation. BP and BW fine, my dr prescribed lasix (furosemide). Is this something I just have to live with?

Lasix (furosemide) or diet change: If you eat or drink a lot of sodium/salt daily, you can retain more fluids. Try cutting down on salt intake and checking labels for sodium. Drinking more water and walking can be helpful as well. Seeking medical attention if no improvement is wise. Lasix (furosemide) can be a short term fix but not usually necessary unless you have other medical issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Lasix (Definition)

Lasix is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more


Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more