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Dr. Carlos Orrego Dr. Orrego
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
24 years in practice
University Institute of Health Sciences, H. A. Barcelo Foundation
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If I took an overdosage of furosemide (2x40mg)/ metolazone (1x2.5mg) taken at 8am and 2pm combos, would I be ok the next day? Or still affected?

If I took an overdosage of furosemide (2x40mg)/ metolazone (1x2.5mg) taken at 8am and 2pm combos, would I be ok the next day? Or still affected?

Diuretics: Why are taking diuretics for? Are you trying to lose weight? The effect of those diuretics usually last < 12 hours

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


Dr. Julan Crane Dr. Crane
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jack Rubin Dr. Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
44 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Can Lasix (furosemide) and metalazone be taken at the same time?

Can Lasix (furosemide) and metalazone be taken at the same time?

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.

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Dr. Atul Singh Dr. Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
24 years in practice
Gujarat University, B. J. Medical College
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Bun creatinine high taking lasix 60 3 days week zaroxolyn (metolazone) 5 mg had chf in march, have afib on heart meds too. Help?

Bun creatinine high taking lasix 60 3 days week zaroxolyn (metolazone) 5 mg had chf in march, have afib on heart meds too. Help?

Labs: The increase in your creatinine can be dye to many reason. HF itself can cause abnormal kidney function. Excessive use of Lasix (furosemide) also can make things worse. Suggest you see a kidney doc soon and seek input. Testing is needed including a urine test and a detailed history and exam. Best of luck

Dr. W. James Chon Dr. Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
21 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Bradley Radwaner Dr. Radwaner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
37 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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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.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What could happen if someone took 15 40mg tablets of furosemide?

Ladin: For most people that much furosemide would cause excess dieresis perhaps with renal failure and other high dose side effects. Hearing problems have been reported. Electrolytes can be disordered if large volume diuresis.

Dr. Christian Assad Dr. Assad
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
10 years in practice
Institute of Technical-Superior Studies of Monterrey
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What could happen if someone took 25 40mg tablets of furosemide?

What could happen if someone took 25 40mg tablets of furosemide?

Overdose: "Could" cause Overdose w/LASIX (furosemide) can cause dehydration, hypotension, electrolyte imbalance, hypokalemia and hypochloremic alkalosis. The acute toxicity of LASIX (furosemide) has been determined in mice, rats and dogs. In all three, the oral LD50 exceeded 1000 mg/kg body weight, while the intravenous LD50 ranged from 300 to 680 mg/kg.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Ronald Hamner Dr. Hamner
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
39 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Is it safe to take lasix (furosemide) while pregnant?

Usually: Lasix (furosemide) is not know to cause birth defects. However, it can cause low potassium levels and, sometimes, rapid loss of fluid through urination. If it is needed to control swelling, it needs to be monitored closely by a nephrologist. Blood tests to confirm the kidney status and potassium level need to be done frequently during the pregnancy. Avoid becoming dehydrated.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Why has my doctor reduced the strength of my furosemide?

Furosemide: There are lots of possibilities why a doctor might change a dosage strength. You provide no way to tell. Why don't you ask your doctor?

Dr. Steven Neish Dr. Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology
34 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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Does Lasix (furosemide) in breastmilk affect infant growth?

Does Lasix (furosemide) in breastmilk affect infant growth?

Maybe: Furosemide may decrease breast milk volume by causing dehydration in the mother, which could decrease infant growth. It is excreted into human milk and may inhibit lactation. There are no reports of adverse effects in nursing infants. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering Furosemide to nursing women.

Dr. Stephen Chinn Dr. Chinn
Urology
34 years in practice
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. James Chapman Dr. Chapman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
37 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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I have CHF. Should I take Lasix (furosemide) if I don't swell?

I have CHF. Should I take Lasix (furosemide) if I don't swell?

Ask provider: Furosemide is often a critical part of keeping a heart with CHF in balance. Without it, there may be swelling, and usually with it, more shortness of breath. Not all CHF patients need a diuretic however, and excessive use may lead to dehydration or even worsening renal function. This is a question best asked of the provider that follows the patient regularly.

Dr. Gerald Mandell Dr. Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
48 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Help! I have pain during renal scan with Lasix (furosemide) wash?

Help! I have pain during renal scan with Lasix (furosemide) wash?

Possible obstruction: I do not know findings of renal scan. Some people develop pain with diuresis from lasix (furosemide) because of sudden distension of collecting system. This may mean there is obstruction to collecting system or ueter and the sudden increased volume not handled well. Sometimes this occurs in obstructed kidneys following beer ingestion, another diuretic. Pain a lot of times when supine at night.

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Could getting Lasix (furosemide) cause terrible leg and right side pain?

Could getting Lasix (furosemide) cause terrible leg and right side pain?

Muscle cramps: Overly aggressive use of Lasix (furosemide) can lead to muscle cramps (like a "charley-horse"). Is that what you're describing? If so, ask your doc about reducing the dose.

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Dr. Atul Singh Dr. Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
24 years in practice
Gujarat University, B. J. Medical College
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I took 80mg of Lasix (furosemide) and did not urinate, should I be concerned?

I took 80mg of Lasix (furosemide) and did not urinate, should I be concerned?

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.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Lasix (Definition)

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Metolazone (Definition)

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