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(Ethacrynic Acid)

Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body. Lasix (Furosemide) is a very effective water pill and it'll certainly make you go to the bathroom more often.Coming soon.
How it works
Lasix (Furosemide) is a loop diuretic (water pill). It works in the kidneys to make you urinate more, which removes extra water and certain electrolytes. This lowers blood pressure and swelling.Coming soon.
Type of medication
Prescription only
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Available as
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
  • Edema
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Side effects

The Lasix FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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Risk factors for serious side effects
  • Current electrolyte imbalance
  • History of sulfa allergies
  • Current kidney problems
  • Dose too high
  • Low blood protein
  • Other medicines that causes hearing problems
Detailed Lasix (Furosemide) risks & warnings »
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Pregnancy category
CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)

Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

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No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
Kidneys and liver
  • Okay to take if you have kidney problems.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
Upsides and benefits
  • A strong diuretic (water pill) that works well to get rid of extra fluids in your body through urination.
  • Lowers your blood pressure and your risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Works better than thiazide diuretics (like Hydrochlorothiazide) at removing harmful levels of certain electrolytes, such as potassium.
  • Okay to take if you have kidney problems.
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Downsides and risks
  • Makes you urinate very frequently.
  • Can cause low levels of important electrolytes, such as potassium.
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
  • Starts working in 30 minutes.
  • Makes you urinate more often, so avoid taking it at bedtime.
  • Can cause dizziness in the first few days.
  • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
  • Tell your doctor about any dizziness, fatigue, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.
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