Lasix is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt. This allows the salt to instead be passed in your urine. Furosemide is used to treat fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome. Furosemide is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Furosemide is used to reduce extra fluid in the body (edema) caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease. This can lessen symptoms such as shortness of breath and swelling in your arms, legs, and abdomen. This drug is also to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure prevents strokes, heart
attacks, and kidney problems. Furosemide is a water pill that causes you to make more urine. This helps your body get rid of extra water and salt.
Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Do not take more than your recommended dose. High doses of Furosemide may cause irreversible loss. While using Furosemide, you may need frequent blood tests. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Take Furosemide by mouth with or without food. To be sure Furosemide is not causing harmful effects; your blood will need to be tested on a regular basis. Your kidney or liver function may also need to be tested. Do not miss any scheduled appointments. If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel fine. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. Furosemide may increase the amount of urine or cause you to urinate more often when you first start taking it. To
keep this from disturbing your sleep, try to take your dose before 6 pm. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction
(hives, difficulty breathing, swelling in your face or throat ) or a severe skin reaction ( fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash spreads and causes blistering and peeling). If you have some side effects, call your doctor at once
1. Ringing in your ears, hearing loss
2. Easy brushing, unusual bleeding
3. Sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills
4. Painful or difficult urination
5. Numbness, tingling, or burning pain
6. A light-headed feeling, like you, might pass out
High blood sugar-increased thirst, increased urination, dry mouth, fruity breath odor; Signs of liver or pancreas problems-loss of appetite, upper stomach pain (that may spread to your back), nausea or vomiting, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) Kidney problems-little or no urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath. Signs of an electrolyte imbalance-dry mouth, increased thirst, mood changes, weakness, drowsiness, lack of energy, muscle pain, fast
heartbeats, feeling restless.