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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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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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What are some good alternatives to furosemide?

What are some good alternatives to furosemide?

Diuretics: There are many different diuretics. Torsemide and Bumetanide are in the same class. Others include hydrochlorothiazide, indapamide, metolazone, .... Choice of agent in part depends on reason to use diuretic treatment. ...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. Ihab Ibrahim
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Water Pill (Definition)

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