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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

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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Was on metoprolol xr 100 mg bid and 80 mg lasix (furosemide). Cardiologist reduced lasix (furosemide) to 40 mg but bp is higher at night. Should i ask pcp to increase metoprolol? Cardiologist did not spend more than 2 minutes and wash in rush.

Was on metoprolol xr 100 mg bid and 80 mg lasix (furosemide). Cardiologist reduced lasix (furosemide) to 40 mg but bp is higher at night. Should i ask pcp to increase metoprolol? Cardiologist did not spend more than 2 minutes and wash in rush.

Need something more: Your regimen suggests that you also suffer from heart failure. If the lasix (furosemide) was reduced, it may be due to concerns of worsening kidney function. Some patients with heart failure have an initial worsening of symptoms when the Metoprolol dose is increased, causing the need for an increase in the lasix (furosemide) dose. Your analysis is correct, though. You need something more if your pressure remains high. ...Read more

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Can i use Lasix (furosemide) 20 or 40 mg i/v in the A&E for treating uncontrolled hyper tension without end organ damage.? if no so why and what is the best treatm

Can i use Lasix (furosemide) 20 or 40 mg i/v in the A&E for treating uncontrolled hyper tension without end organ damage.? if no so why and what is the best treatm

Not first line: Lasix (furosemide) and other powerful loop diuretics are not a first line treatment for uncontrolled hypertension, unless there are clear signs of volume overload. Without end organ damage, there's no need for IV therapy; most can be managed via oral medications as an outpatient. ...Read more

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How was furosemide discovered?

How was furosemide discovered?

Furosemide: See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furosemide regarding discovery of use of furosemide for race horses. ...Read more

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What is the function of furosemide?

What is the function of furosemide?

Furosemide (Lasix): It is a loop diuretic ("water pill") that blocks sodium reabsorption in a portion of kidney tubules ("loop of Henle"--hence the name "loop" diuretic) and is often prescribed to relieve edema (swelling) in patients with chronic kidney disease or hypertension. ...Read more

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How do I come off of Lasix (furosemide)?

Lasix (furosemide): The first step is to discuss coming off Lasix (furosemide) with your doctor. The next step is follow the course you and the doc have agreed on. ...Read more

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What is 240mg furosemide prescribed for?

What is 240mg furosemide prescribed for?

Hopefully nothing: Furosemide is a diuretic most commonly used in heart failure. But 240mg is a truly extraordinary dose. The most given at any one time is usually 80mg. If that much is required at once, a different drug should be chosen to avoid serious side effects. ...Read more

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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

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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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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. James Chapman
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Water Pill (Definition)

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