Compare Bumex vs. Lasix

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.


Bumex (bumetanide)

Prescription only

Lasix (Furosemide)

Prescription only
Lowers blood pressure.

Bumex (bumetanide) is very good in lowering blood pressure. However, it can make you dehydrated and lower your blood pressure too much.

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.

3.7/ 5 average rating with 371 reviewsforLasix
  • Available in generic.
  • Much stronger than other water pills.
  • 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.
  • People taking Bumex (bumetanide) might urinate more often.
  • Bumex (bumetanide) can cause dehydration and loss of salts in your body.
  • People with allergies to sulfa-containing medicines should not take Bumex (bumetanide).
  • Blood tests should be done regularly to check your potassium and other salts.
  • Makes you urinate very frequently.
  • Can cause low levels of important electrolytes, such as potassium.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Injection
  • Pill
  • Liquid
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Side effects
3possible side effects
  • High uric acid in blood
  • Low potassium
  • High blood sugar
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The Lasix (Furosemide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Dehydration and loss of salts in the blood
    • Age 65 or older
    • Having severe diarrhea
  • Severe allergic reactions
    • History of sulfa allergy
  • Hearing problems
    • Kidney disease
    • High dose of Bumex (bumetanide)
  • Kidney problems
    • Difficulty urinating
    • Kidney disease
  • More severe side effects
    • Over age 65
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  • Dehydration and electrolyte imbalance
    • Current electrolyte imbalance
  • Severe allergic reactions
    • History of sulfa allergies
  • Hearing problems
    • Current kidney problems
    • Dose too high
    • Low blood protein
    • Other medicines that causes hearing problems
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