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I'm 27 y.O. Taking furosemide for 2 years every 3 days for 10 tab for controll my weight. When stopping gain weight and swollen body. How to stop?

I'm 27 y.O. Taking furosemide for 2 years every 3 days for 10 tab for controll my weight. When stopping gain weight and swollen body. How to stop?

No need to taper.: Edema is often due to excess total body sodium. This can sometimes be associated with increasing weight. Lasix (furosemide) forces your kidneys to excrete excess sodium. An alternative is to reduce sodium intake and to elevate your lower extremities or to wear compressive stockings. In general taking Lasix (furosemide) for "weight" is not a good idea. Unless taking Lasix (furosemide) for an underlying disease no taper is required. ...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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Hi doc I have a problem with fluids and i can't stop drinking water because i get so thirsty i drink 10ltrs a day is there any way i can get fluids mybody more quicker at the moment im taking lasix (furosemide)?

Hi doc I have a problem with fluids and i can't stop drinking water because i get so thirsty i drink 10ltrs a day is there any way i can get fluids mybody more quicker at the moment im taking lasix (furosemide)?

Needs evaluation: Nephrologists are "fluid experts" specializing in areas you mentioned. Diuretics often cause thirst, but rarely to this degree. Could be another underlying cause, and needs expert evaluation to rule out other disorders associated with excessive fluid intake and thirst. Answer may be simple, but often more complex than stopping diuretic. ...Read more

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Afib shortness of breath 86 years old started Lasix (furosemide) 40 week ago still sob on cardizem xarelto please stop the shortness of breath how?

Afib shortness of breath 86 years old started Lasix (furosemide) 40 week ago still sob on cardizem xarelto please stop the shortness of breath how?

Symptoms: Need to discuss with your Doc. There are multiple possibilities and not enough information here to advise. Presumably your Doc has the information needed to recommend the appropriate therapy. ...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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Lasix (Definition)

Lasix is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more


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Water Pill (Definition)

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