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Edema Lasix Furosemide
Severe upper eyelid edema. Lasix (furosemide) no good. I have copd, emphysema, & diabetes 2. eye doc said water retention. Doc said maybe from copd.?
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
Is lasix (furosemide) more effective than Spiro for edema? Should lasix (furosemide) be considered for someone who didn't benefit much from Spiro?
Diuretics: Furosemide (Lasix) and spironolactone are both diuretic drugs, but are quite different in the way they work. The best medicine for a particular patient depends on the medical indication, what other medicines are being used, and other individual factors. For a personal answer consider a consult here on HealthTap. ...Read more
I 'VE HAD A COUGH FOR THE LAST 3 MONTHS, ON AND OFF. \\ DON'T HAVE ASTHMA OR EMPHESEMA DID HAVE EDEMA, AM ON LASIX (furosemide) OR A WATER PILL 40 MG.
Determine cause: Chronic cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing, pulmonary function testing, and. Chest x-ray. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more
Is it safe to take the prescription powder for a colonoscopy to clean out colon if you have edema in feet & take lasix (furosemide)? 63 yr old female with colon ca
I had breathlessness, palpitation. In icu, pulmonary edema found, fixed by lasix (furosemide). Lvef 38-45%, hr 75-90, HDL 61, LDL 155, BP 130/80. Do I need CT angiography or catheter angiography, cardiac eps?
More info: At this moment not enough info. Pulm edema is a serious problem. Most commonly from heart failure. But, can happen from a severe chronic lung disease, exacerbated. From volume overload in renal failure, liver failure/cirrhosis, severe acute lung injury from trauma, pneumonia, cancer, etc. Are you out of the hospital? ...Read more
I was on lasix (furosemide) when needed. After putting on 14 lbs. In 2 months, I was put on bumix. What causes edema throughout the body?
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
I have pitting edema. It started about 3 months ago. All lab values normal. Eecg echo and chest xray are normal. Lasix (furosemide) worked initially then not?
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Re Lasix (furosemide) 4 ltrs out/2 ltrs in, patient is 300 pounds w/ edema in r leg and scrotum. Hydroceles in testicles. Is 4 ltrs still too much?
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
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
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?
Depends: It depends on the cause. If the pulmonary edema is cardiogenic, furosemide lowers cardiac filling pressures and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure promoting net movement of fluid out of alveoli into capillaries as hydrostatic pressure falls. If it's due to non-cardiogenic causes, furosemide will have no effect. ...Read more
If I had an overdosage of furosemide (2x40mg)/metolazone (1x2.5mg) taken at 8am and 2pm for edema, would I be ok the next day? What electrolytes lost?
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
What specific exams are needed to determine the cause of edema in my father's legs? After taking Furosemide, the pain and swelling goes away.
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
Is there an alternative to furosemide, that would control edema etc in cingestive heart failure, without the pressing need to urinate?
Got edema in ankles and feet on vacation. Then severe sunburn. 5 days later Can't walk. Severe pain. Doctor prescribed lasix, how soon will this help?
Depends: Its possible that some of the swelling is increased fluid in your tissues due to the sunburn. I would bet that it is the burn that makes walking not bearable. The lasix may help marginally with the discomfort, but so would elevating your legs. Treating the burn (ie with moisturizers) would likely help the swelling quite a lot, and may make walking bearable again sooner, as well. ...Read more
I'm about to stop Lasix (furosemide) bc I think it is causing swelling due to mineral imbalance. Will there be an adjustment where swelling is worse than normal?
Unlikely: Please discuss with your prescribing physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is 20 mg lasix (furosemide) appropriate daily maint dosage for ckd 4 to help with swelling due to proteinuria, or it should be as needed? Effects on kidney funct?
It may vary: The suggested dose may vary but when doses which exceed 80 mg/day are given for prolonged periods, careful clinical observation and laboratory monitoring are suggested. Please talk to the prescribing doctor about this. ...Read more
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
I have severe scottum swelling and being treated by catheter an lasix (furosemide). What about tapping scrotum?
Discuss with your MD:
Lasix (furosemide) is used for swelling in other parts of body due to body retaining water due to some reason. It may be more than scrotum swelling
i will suggest you make an appointment ith your treating doctor and find exactly what is the cause of swelling and why you are getting Lasix (furosemide) for scrotal swelling and why can not it be tapped if it is localized swelling of scrotum. ...Read more
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more