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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. 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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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.

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Do you have to taper lasix (furosemide)?

Do you have to taper lasix (furosemide)?

No: Loop diuretics including furosemide (=lasix) can be stopped without tapering it.

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Will taking Lasix (furosemide) lead to dehydration?

Possibly: Lasix (furosemide) is a drug meant to remove excess fluid and sodium from the body. If too much is taken, or intake drops substantially it can cause dehydration.

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How does lasix (furosemide) for low urine output help?

How does lasix (furosemide) for low urine output help?

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

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What all can be the side effects of lasix (furosemide)?

See below: Side effects include electrolyte disturbances like low sodium, low pottassium. It can also lead to dehydration if not carefully dosed. Rarely allergic reactions occur like any other medications.

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Should nonpitting edema be treated with lasix (furosemide)?

Should nonpitting edema be treated with lasix (furosemide)?

Edema: We use furosemide (lasix)to treat excess fluid and increase the renal excretion of water/electrolyte. Sometimes nonpitting edema is still due to fluid overload and Lasix may be appropriate. The cause of the edema is the indicator for what treatment is needed.

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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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Would Lasix cause my detrol (tolterodine) la not work as effectively?

Would Lasix cause my detrol (tolterodine) la not work as effectively?

Yes and No: Detrol (tolterodine) decreases the number of voids that the bladder does. Lasix causes more urine output which increases the number of voids that the bladder does. Lasix does not however interfere with Detrol (tolterodine) directly, that I know of.

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What else can you do for edema when Lasix (furosemide) does not work?

Edema: Edema has various causes, the treatment needs to be aimed at the cause. Lasix (furosemide) treats some parts of edema spectrum but isn't always effective. Discuss with your doctor.

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What do doctors do if Lasix (furosemide) is not pulling fluid off the body?

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.

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What are the statistics of death rate of elderly people on lasix (furosemide)?

What are the statistics of death rate of elderly people on lasix (furosemide)?

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.

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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?

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?

Concerned: It would be best to be concerned and contact your doctor about what to do. While you are on Lasix (furosemide) you should follow your weight daily and particularly if your weight is up you may need to increase the dose again. It's best to talk it over with your doctor.

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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?

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?

Edema: Many conditions but usually heart/lung, liver and kidney disease each or combination. Based on your medical history suggest discuss with MD for cause. Lasix (furosemide) and Bumex are similar in action but some patients may respond differently. Best of luck

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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.

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


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Metolazone (Definition)

Metolazone is a thiazide agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more