Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular

Lasix 

(furosemide)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic availableClass: Cardiovascular
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Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body.

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Lasix (Furosemide) is a very effective water pill and it'll certainly make you go to the bathroom more often.

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Upsides

  • 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

  • Makes you urinate very frequently.
  • Can cause low levels of important electrolytes, such as potassium.
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.

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Side effect rates for Lasix (furosemide)

Risks and Warnings for Lasix (furosemide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Current electrolyte imbalance

    Too much Lasix (Furosemide) can cause excessive urine production, which leads to dehydration and low levels of sodium, calcium, potassium or magnesium. The electrolyte imbalance can have negative affects on your muscles or other important organs. Any existing fluid or electrolyte imbalances should be addressed before using Lasix (Furosemide). Any changes for the medicine should be made by a doctor.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Lasix (furosemide)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Requires routine blood tests to check kidney function.