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Furosemide Drug Information

Furosemide (Lasix®) is a diuretic medication commonly used for controlling high blood pressure and treating fluid retention due to several causes, including kidney failure, congestive heart failure, and cirrhosis. It comes in tablet form and is available by prescription only.
 
This drug works by increasing the amount of salt and water the kidneys remove from the blood. As a result, furosemide causes a decrease in blood volume. This effect helps to lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure and can also help with water retention.
 
Before you begin treatment with furosemide, drug information should be reviewed with your healthcare provider to help minimize risks. Since this medication has been shown to worsen certain medical conditions, it is important to tell your healthcare provider about all other conditions you have (such as diabetes, gout, or systemic lupus erythematosus). You should not take furosemide if you are not producing any urine or are allergic to any active or inactive ingredients used to make it.
 
(Click Furosemide for more drug information, including dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and warnings and precautions.)
 
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