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Can Furosemide Get You High
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
High Ceiling Diureti: Increasing the dose above the threshold will ellicit a dose-dependant increase in diuresis until they reach maximum effectiveness. This is called the ceiling effect. So, if you go above the ceiling dose, no extra effect will be achieved. Compared to other diuretics Furosemide has high ceiling effect. ...Read more
My father is 89 and has been prescribed Lasix (furosemide) to manage fluid levels, would a high fiber ie ground flax seed suppliment also help?
Salt restriction: Salt and fluid restriction will help manage fluid levels more than anything. ...Read more
Can anything be done to reduce nighttime urination (3x) for elderly taking furosemide 20 mg with diltiazem 240mg for high blood pressure?
Discuss with your Dr: Or a geriatrician. U might be a candidate for medication which will relax bladder muscle such as oxybutinin er, Detrol or vesicare (solifenacin). Such meds allow bladder to hold more urine and can reduce or eminate need to urinate at night. Your dr is best person to advise because of your various medical problems & medications. ...Read more
I am s/p bladder ca, diabetic, high bp, ckd, history of kidney abscess. With current issue of "ring" around kidney seen in Lasix (furosemide) ultrasound. What now?
CKD CHF patient on fluid 1L restriction BUN 53, Creatinine 2, going worse when on lasix (furosemide). at what BUN am I too dehydrated/cause for high BUN/C ratio?
Bun/creatinin ratio: Greater than 20 in the absence of GI bleeding usually indicate intra vascular volume depletion. If no peripheral edema discuss need for fluid restrictions with your doctor ...Read more
Can I take lisinopril, amlodipine, and furosemide for high creatinine and protein in urine, while I also have high uric acid levels?
Meds for proteinuria: Lisinopril (l) is an excellent drug for reducing proteinuria (p) and blood pressure control. With a high creatinine, you need to be under the care of a nephrologist (n) to make sure you can preserve your kidney function as long as possible. You also need to have a 24 hour urine collection to assess your kidney function and to see how much p you have. A n can also help with your uric acid problem. ...Read more
Can you recommend a OTC Potassium to take daily? I take three diuretics daily for high blood pressure and occasionally furosemide for water retention.
Can I get pregnant if I take contraceptive pills with furosemide? Please help me I really want to know
Hi doc I have a problem with fluids and I can't stop drinking water because I get so thirsty I drink 10ltrs a day is there any way I can get fluids mybody more quicker at the moment im taking lasix (furosemide)?
Needs evaluation: Nephrologists are "fluid experts" specializing in areas you mentioned. Diuretics often cause thirst, but rarely to this degree. Could be another underlying cause, and needs expert evaluation to rule out other disorders associated with excessive fluid intake and thirst. Answer may be simple, but often more complex than stopping diuretic. ...Read more
I'm 65 with chf ckd, get side effects from lasix (furosemide) (hearing/hemoglobin loss, hyperglyc, aplastic anemia). Any alternatives or tips to tolerate lasix (furosemide)?
Given lasix (furosemide) for edema following a back surgery on April 1st, it did nothing at all. All labs, ultrasound and MRI are clean. Any ideas? I must get rid of the 27 lbs of water, it really hurts.
If your swelling from edema is in your legs you should
1: Take your bath or shower at bedtime.
2: Purchase a wedge pillow from Binson's or other similar store.
3: Sleep with your legs on the pillow.
4: Put on support stockings before your feet leave your legs.
Your weight should go down soon. ...Read more
Water pill: 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 high blood pressure control. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Oral or IV:
Oral - 30-60 min,
iv - 15-20 min. ...Read more
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"Could" cause Overdose w/LASIX (furosemide) can cause dehydration, hypotension, electrolyte imbalance, hypokalemia and hypochloremic alkalosis.
The acute toxicity of LASIX (furosemide) has been determined in mice, rats and dogs. In all three, the oral LD50 exceeded 1000 mg/kg body weight, while the intravenous LD50 ranged from 300 to 680 mg/kg. ...Read more
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
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
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
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