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Severe upper eyelid edema. Lasix (furosemide) no good. I have copd, emphysema, & diabetes 2. eye doc said water retention. Doc said maybe from copd.?

Severe upper eyelid edema. Lasix (furosemide) no good. I have copd, emphysema, & diabetes 2. eye doc said water retention. Doc said maybe from copd.?

COPD and fluid reten: You can retain fluid in relation to COPD if you developed right sided cardiac failure. If you are taking prednisone you can retain fluid also. ...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 else can you do for edema when Lasix (furosemide) does not work?

What else can you do for edema when Lasix (furosemide) does not work?

Edema: Edema has various causes, the treatment needs to be aimed at the cause. Lasix (furosemide) treats some parts of edema spectrum but isn't always effective. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is lasix (furosemide) more effective than Spiro for edema? Should lasix (furosemide) be considered for someone who didn't benefit much from Spiro?

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

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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.

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

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Should nonpitting edema be treated with lasix (furosemide)?

Edema: We use furosemide (lasix)to treat excess fluid and increase the renal excretion of water/electrolyte. Sometimes nonpitting edema is still due to fluid overload and Lasix may be appropriate. The cause of the edema is the indicator for what treatment is needed. ...Read more

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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

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

Could be.: It's probably safe to do this but why bother? It will not help the edema. I would be more concerned as to the cause of the edema initially. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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: Many conditions but usually heart/lung, liver and kidney disease each or combination. Based on your medical history suggest discuss with MD for cause. Lasix (furosemide) and Bumex are similar in action but some patients may respond differently. Best of luck ...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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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?

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

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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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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.

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.

Edema: 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

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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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Could you explain the effects of furosemide on lung's edema?

Could you explain the effects of furosemide on lung's edema?

Lung edema: Pulmonary (lung) edema is usually contributed to by excess fluid in the body. Furosemide is a diuretic which causes fluid loss by the body to lower the fluid volume and help decrease pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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Could anyone explain the effects of furosemide on lung's edema?

Could anyone explain the effects of furosemide on lung's edema?

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

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Could any one explain the effects of furosemide on lung's edema?

Could any one explain the effects of furosemide on lung's edema?

Pulmonary edema: The Furosemide causes the kidneys to excrete large volumes of urine which decreases the total body fluid load and the lung fluid decreases as the total body fluid load diminishes. ...Read more

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Can I take metolazone (5mg) in the morning and hydrochlorothiazide (25mg) in the evening together with furosemide (60mg) for stubborn edema?

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

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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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Is there an alternative to furosemide, that would control edema etc in cingestive heart failure, without the pressing need to urinate?

Is there an alternative to furosemide, that would control edema etc in cingestive heart failure, without the pressing need to urinate?

Not really: There are alternative diuretics, but all will result in increased urination. You can possibly reduce your body's need for a diuretic by significantly reducing your salt intake, and elevating you legs during the day anytime you are not up and moving around. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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)?

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 have severe scottum swelling and being treated by catheter an lasix (furosemide). What about tapping scrotum?

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

Dr. James Krick
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Edema (Definition)

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


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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