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I've been taking generic Lasix for several months and it isn't doing the trick. Is there an alternative medication? I've been battling water retention in my feet, ankles, and legs for quite a few years. My family doctor put me on Lasix several months ago,
There: There are certainly other drugs that work like Lasix (furosemide) and that are much stronger/potent. You should talk to your doctor about alternatives, but of course, you must keep in mind your overall health condition and what you can or can't handle for example due to heart failure, kidney failure, or liver failure..... In any event, you should record and limit your fluid intake daily based on your doctor's assessment. And finally, don't forget to elevate your legs as much as possible and wear the support stockings. ...Read more
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
Several possibilites: If your kidney function is normal, it means you're not fluid overloaded. If you have swelling, it doesn't mean that Lasix (furosemide) will fix it - many forms of swelling are not due to volume overload. If you have kidney disease, it could mean that the dose is inadequate - that's why it should only be given under the supervision of a doctor. Rarely, Lasix (furosemide) is not properly absorbed. ...Read more
Oral or IV:
Oral - 30-60 min,
iv - 15-20 min. ...Read more
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Lasix (furosemide): This is a large dose which we would use only in unusual circumstance. The effect would depend on the patient's physiology. In an otherwise normal patient a large diuresis could be expected and possibly side effects such as ringing in the ears or hearing loss. In someone for whom the dose was appropriate we'd expect less diuresis and perhaps less in side effects. The answer is not simple ...Read more
Greater volume urine: First of all the Lasix makes more urine, hence your bladder fill up quickly. From here there could be two possibilities: 1- you may have over active bladder and you cannot control the urine when the urge to urinate strikes. Hence with Lasix due to large volume of urine the urine leaks out witout your control. 2- underlying stress urinary incontinence (leakage upon coughing) gets worse. ...Read more
Maybe: What is your kidney function? The response of the kidney to lasix (furosemide) is complex and depends on getting lassie into your blood, then it is bound to albumin and delivered by a complex mechanism to the site where it works. Many factors affect the response of the kidney. You medications reflect you have PPH, and sounds like right side HF. You may not respond because your kidney is sensing pre-renal. ...Read more
Depends on cause.: Lasix (furosemide)'s a medicine / poison that tricks the kidneys into losing urine while the drug is around. It can damage the kidneys if urine production is shut down as a defense mechanism. However, if the kidney is shutting down because it's not getting enough blood (because the heart is too overburdened with fluid to pump effectively) then Lasix (furosemide) will be helpful in unloading excess fluid & helping the hear ...Read more
Diuretic combo: Yes, both can be taken at the same time. Lasix (furosemide) is a loop diuretic and can be used in combination with Metolazone to deliver a greater diuresis than Lasix (furosemide) gives by its self. You should have your doctor test the patient for other causes of leg edema, such as varicose veins or pulmonary artery hypertension to make sure the edema is being treated appropriately, good luck. ...Read more
Diuresis: First we have to know why the diuretic is needed. If it is indicated, the kidneys have to be good enough to respond, there has to be adequate protein components in the blood, there has to be enough blood pressure going to the kidney. If the data suggests the diuretic should work we work the dose up, sometimes we require a combination of diuretics. Sometimes we have to do dialysis to remove fluid. ...Read more
Don't think it known: Just being on Lasix (furosemide) doesn't necessarily care a risk of death. This medication is used for many purposes. Some patients on this are severely and critically ill and some not so very ill. I don't think you will find any statistics as you posed your question. Perhaps a different question is answerable. ...Read more
If my Lasix (furosemide) was decreased from daily to every other day and I now have a cough then should I increase it or be concerned?
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?
Good day are there any fruits or vegetables that can be consumed that would have the same effect on the body that Lasix (furosemide) does? Thanks
No.: Pharmacologic diuretics are orders-of-magnitude more powerful than anything naturopathic. If your dr has put you on a water pill, it is to control fluid build up and symptoms. Should discuss concerns with him/her. ...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
Yes hello. I am a 35 year old female. Ten years ago I began taking po Lasix for weight gain. Stupidly. Didn't know how dangerous it was back then. Now?
You need: A stabilizing relationship with a local physician who can guide you. ...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 ›
Diuretics: Both are diuretics, but they work in very different ways. Lasix (furosemide) will cause the body to excrete potassium while spironolactone will cause the body to retain potassium. This is an important difference. These diuretics are sometimes given together, but they are not interchangeable. ...Read more