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How much success have you seen for Pseudotumour Cerebri treated with Furosemide?

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Dr. Harold Mandel
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In brief: Sometimes helps

One of the first drugs generally tried is acetazolamide (Diamox) which may reduce the production of cerebrospinal fluid.
Also, it has been shown to improve symptoms in 47 to 67 percent of patients. If acetazolamide alone isn't effective sometimes it's combined with furosemide (Lasix), a potent diuretic that decreases fluid retention by increasing urine output.

In brief: Sometimes helps

One of the first drugs generally tried is acetazolamide (Diamox) which may reduce the production of cerebrospinal fluid.
Also, it has been shown to improve symptoms in 47 to 67 percent of patients. If acetazolamide alone isn't effective sometimes it's combined with furosemide (Lasix), a potent diuretic that decreases fluid retention by increasing urine output.
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