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What is the function of furosemide?

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Dr. W. james Chon
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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