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Dr. Jan Tillisch
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Furosemide (Overview)

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.


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What's furosemide and what is it used for?

What's furosemide and what is it used for?

Volume excess: Lasix (furosemide) is a powerful diuretic meant to remove excess fluid and sodium from the body. It is used primarily to treat conditions such as congestive heart failure and kidney failure. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Tillisch
394 doctors shared insights

Furosemide (Overview)

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.


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What exactly is the pharmacokinetic of furosemide ?

What exactly is the pharmacokinetic of furosemide ?

Loop diuretic: This is a loop diuretic designed to increase urination. Search on pharmokinetics of loop diuretics for additional information. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: furosemide?

Please describe the medication: furosemide?

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

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Can a patient with hepatic insufficiency use furosemide ?

Yes.: Main contraindications against the use of Lasix (furosemide) are: Anuria, hypovolemia (dehydration), or hypersensitivity. ...Read more

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I have 20mg furosemide. 2 doesn't work so can I take more safely?

I have 20mg furosemide. 2 doesn't work so can I take more safely?

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

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How dangerous is an overdose of furosemide? We're talking 58 40mg tabs. I'm trying to cut water weight for a contest.

How dangerous is an overdose of furosemide?  We're talking 58 40mg tabs.  I'm trying to cut water weight for a contest.

Very Dangerous: This is not medically recommended and is very dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention asap or call the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222. (overdose symptoms may include ringing in your ears, loss of appetite, weakness, dizziness, confusion, feeling light-headed, or fainting). ...Read more

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What is the toxic dose of furosemide for humans?

What is the toxic dose of furosemide for humans?

Varies: Too much Furosemide can cause overdiuresis with too much urination and dehydration and therefore low blood pressure -(orthostasis) as well as too low a potassium. Too much diuresis or dehydration of the kidneys can also lead to kidney failure. If one already has low kidney function then the dose is much lower than for a normal kidney. It depends over a whole range of factors. ...Read more

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What side effect of tablet furosemide?

What side effect of tablet furosemide?

Multiple: Furosemide is used to reduce salt/water in body and thus treat edema, heart failure or high bp. Chief side effects include low potassium levels, gout (from high uric acid level) and dehydration/volume depletion. ...Read more

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. Heidi Fowler
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Water Pill (Definition)

Water pill or diuretics are a kind of heart ...Read more