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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

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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Hello! I need furosemide, my legs & hands are swelling, I need to buy furosemide from the pharmacy therefore I need anprescription?

Hello! I need furosemide, my legs & hands are swelling, I need to buy furosemide from the pharmacy therefore I need anprescription?

Furosemide danger: 32 F Needs furosemide, my legs & hands are swelling. ANS: I never prescribe F 4 swollen legs & hands without knowing cause. Major cause is eating too much salt. I recommend getting ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6
eISBN-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 (Kindle) & do Chap. 9 exactly 4 14. U will not likely need F. F can get you into a deadly cycle of swelling and potassium loss resulting in weakness/paralysis and death. ...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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Is it blood pressure or the medicine that is causing excessive amounts of fluid on my legs? Currently taking carvedilol, clonidine, and furosemide.

Is it blood pressure or the medicine that is causing excessive amounts of fluid on my legs? Currently taking carvedilol, clonidine, and furosemide.

Could be: There are some blood pressure medicines like amlodipine that can cause leg swelling. The three you listed from my experience shouldn't do that. There's probably some other process that's causing that. ...Read more

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Is it blood pressure or the medicine that is causing excessive amounts of fluid on my legs? Currently taking carvedilol, clonidine, and furosemide.

Is it blood pressure or the medicine that is causing excessive amounts of fluid on my legs? Currently taking carvedilol, clonidine, and furosemide.

Both: The fluid may be a side effect of your heart working too hard to pump blood, which is hypertension, and the carvediol can also cause some swelling because it lowers your BP by dilating your arteries. The Furosemide is to help get rid of the fluid, no matter what the cause, so talk to your doctor, you may need a different dose. ...Read more

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My mother's legs are chronically swollen due to poor circulation. She is on LASIX (furosemide). Recently her legs began weeping profusely. Is this abnormal?

My mother's legs are chronically swollen due to poor circulation. She is on LASIX (furosemide). Recently her legs began weeping profusely. Is this abnormal?

Yes: When her legs are very swollen, they can actually weep fluid. Best option initially is to elevate her legs. Should see her doctor for an adjustment in her medication dosage. ...Read more

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I have non-pitting edema in both legs, worse in left. I take 40mg Lasix (furosemide) & potassim plue elevating legs. Now very painful with blisters. What is this?

I have non-pitting edema in both legs, worse in left. I take 40mg Lasix (furosemide) & potassim plue elevating legs. Now very painful with blisters. What is this?

More likely answer: Gotta disagree with doctor. Unless your hands, and other areas are also swollen, the likely diagnosis is from venous disease. This iswhen the veins in your legs do not bring the blood back up due to obesity, pregnancies, trauma or family history of same. You need to find a wound care specialist who works at least 3 full days in the wound center (no dabblers) to get a diagnosis and correct tx. ...Read more

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I've got a swollen leg with a painful calf from back off knee. Calf is starting too bulge. Am taking Naprosyn (naproxen) ec 500 mg with Furosemide 20 mg?

I've got a swollen leg with a painful calf from back off knee. Calf is starting too bulge. Am taking Naprosyn (naproxen) ec 500 mg with Furosemide 20 mg?

May be a big problem: There are different possible causes for this. A blood clot in the deep vein needs treatment right away. So does a problem with the blood supply to the lower leg and foot. An infection or injury to the muscles can also cause it and needs treatment also. Go to the nearest ER tonight to start the evaluation and begin appropriate treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Started Lasix (furosemide) yesterday, today I've been cramping in hands, stomach, legs/feet, back with any movement. I've been eating bananas. What else will help?

Potassium: If you are on lasix, (furosemide) you should be taking a potassium supplement. Almonds are also high in potassium, but you should still be taking supplemental potassium. I do not know your Lasix (furosemide) dose, but start on at least 20meq of potassium a day and judge the need by your symptoms. ...Read more

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88 y/o dad w/heart dis, diabetes, on many meds, has swollen lwr legs & feet, 6.6 potassium level in blood test, will furosemide work, how long for result?

88 y/o dad w/heart dis, diabetes, on many meds, has swollen lwr legs & feet, 6.6 potassium level in blood test, will furosemide work, how long for result?

ER visit: 88 year old gentleman with multiple medical problems.
Call 911 have your father visit the ER because elevated potassium levels can affect his heart. The blood test may be hemolyzed (falsely elevated) but better safe than sorry with your father- get him evaluated immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had scope on knee mar 5. Feet still swelling bad. Can u tell me how long this will last. Taking 40mg of lasix (furosemide)?

Had scope on knee mar 5. Feet still swelling bad. Can u tell me how long this will last. Taking 40mg of lasix (furosemide)?

See your doctor: 3 months after a knee scope, you should not have continued swelling. If this is new since the surgery, you could have a blood clot. If you have high blood pressure or prior issues with fluid retention, it could be relative inactivity. Start walking easy, or get on a stationary bike for 15 minutes a day. ...Read more

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I' ve (edema) around my left knee. I took tramadol capsule, Linco-pac 500, trypsin-chymotrypsi & furosemide 40 mg later. The Swell is still there.

I' ve (edema) around my left knee. I took tramadol capsule, Linco-pac 500, trypsin-chymotrypsi & furosemide 40 mg later. The Swell is still there.

Diagnosis?: The cornerstone of treatment is an accurate diagnosis. After reading your description, I'm not sure if you have "fluid on the knee" (effusion), deep vein thrombosis, infection, or an edematous state (many causes). Depending on the cause, some of the meds you're taking could be making it worse. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is Lasix (furosemide) really effective for water retention in ankle and foot?

Please help docs! Is Lasix (furosemide) really effective for water retention in ankle and foot?

Lasix (furosemide): Lasix (furosemide) is effective for fluid retention in ankle and foot but it is important to know why there is fluid retention in ankle and foot to know the appropriate treatment. For many people support hose is appropriate and other interventions for other people. For some Lasix (furosemide) is appropriate. ...Read more

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I have a ruptured bakers cyst in my left knee. My ortho says it will take about 8weeks for the fluid to reabsorb. Will Lasix (furosemide) speed this process up?

I have a ruptured bakers cyst in my left knee. My ortho says it will take about 8weeks for the fluid to reabsorb. Will Lasix (furosemide) speed this process up?

Lasix (furosemide)?: Lasix (furosemide) of Furosemide helps your body excrete fluid from the kidneys (it's a loop diuretic) and works best when you have extra fluid in the legs (peripheral edema), so I'm not sure if it'll help with the baker's cyst fluid since it's more of a localized fluid that will go away with time and compression as well as surgical removal. ...Read more

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Severe pitted edema to knee/ no ankles. Feet red. BP 119/85 pulse 95 lasix (furosemide) and compression socks not helping. Have rash that won't go away, fatigue?

Severe pitted edema to knee/ no ankles. Feet red. BP 119/85 pulse 95 lasix (furosemide) and compression socks not helping. Have rash that won't go away, fatigue?

See doctor: Severe edema as you described is not normal. It is unclear from your message if this is a new problem or a chronic condition and recently worse. Either way, this needs to be evaluated with your doctor to review all of your symptoms and medications. ...Read more

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My legs and feet are constantly swollen, even with my hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and lasix. What causes this and what can I do?

My legs and feet are constantly swollen, even with my hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) and lasix. What causes this and what can I do?

Edema: Many things can cause swelling of the extremities; trauma, problems with veins, heart issues, kidney disease to name a few. I would recommend evaluation by your physician. Elevation and compression stockings may be helpful to treat the swollen areas. ...Read more

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What can cause leg pain?

What can cause leg pain?

Muscles!!!!: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc/nerves with chronic pain! Begin a self-care with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. In my practice I use acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read more

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Can kidneystones cause leg pain?

Can kidneystones cause leg pain?

No: Leg pain is not a sign of kidney stone. ...Read more

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What causes almost constant leg pain?

Many causes: Need to r/o local problems. Then need to r/o vascular vs. Nerve problems. Too many causes to list. ...Read more

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What causes severe leg pain upon awaking?

What causes severe leg pain upon awaking?

See below: In general these conditions emanate from the spine or pelvic area go see an orthopedic surgeon and get a xray of your back. Lumbar spine. He will give you further recommendations which would include some outpatient physical therapy stretching proper body mechanics and lifting techniques proper work ergo dynamics. ... And others for conservative management if indicated. Stay away from chronic pain management unless a last resort. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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What is the cause of this dull/achey leg pain?

What is the cause of this dull/achey leg pain?

Nonspecific: Leg pain can be caused by many things such as a lumbar radiculopathy, neuropathy, muscle injury, etc. I would recommend seeing a physician for evaluation, as this type of question cannot be well answered through this type of forum. ...Read more

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