5.1/ 7 average rating with 371 reviewsforLasix

Lasix
Alternatives

(Furosemide)

Lasix (Furosemide)

Prescription only

Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide)

Prescription only
1 of 5 alternatives
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.

Removes water from the body, which lowers blood pressure.

Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) is a well-tolerated water pill that's often the first-choice treatment for mild high blood pressure.

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.
  • Does a good job getting rid of extra fluids in your body by making you urinate more.
  • A first-choice blood pressure treatment. Works especially well for people of African descent.
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Good option if you have high blood pressure and heart failure.
  • Most people have very few side effects from Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)).
  • Can be good for patients with osteoporosis since it raises the body's level of calcium.
Downsides
  • Makes you urinate very frequently.
  • Can cause low levels of important electrolytes, such as potassium.
  • Makes you urinate more often.
  • Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) doesn't work well in people with severe kidney problems.
  • It can increase the risk of gout attacks in people with poor kidney function or a history of gout.
  • People with a sulfa allergy may be allergic to Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)).
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
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Reviews
371 
67%
think this treatment is worth it
47%
think this treatment works well
16%
think this treatment is a hassle

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139 
47%
think this treatment is worth it
31%
think this treatment works well
16%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Lasix (Furosemide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Microzide (hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance

    Current electrolyte imbalance

  • Severe allergic reactions

    History of sulfa allergies

  • Hearing problems

    Current kidney problems

    ...and 3 more risk factors

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  • Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance

    Current electrolyte imbalance

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Severe allergic reactions

    History of sulfa allergies

  • Gout

    History of gout

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Vision problems

    History of sulfa or penicillin allergies

  • Higher blood sugars

    Diabetes

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