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Furosemide (Lasix®) is a diuretic medicine commonly used for controlling high blood pressure and treating fluid retention caused by congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, or kidney failure. Furosemide pills are typically taken by mouth once or twice a day, although they may be taken several times a day in certain circumstances.
The pills work by increasing the amount of salt and water the kidneys remove from the blood. This extra salt and water is then passed out through the urine. By increasing the amount of water removed from the blood, the medicine causes a decrease in blood volume. Because of this effect, it can lower blood pressure and help with water retention.
Before your healthcare provider prescribes furosemide, make sure he or she knows if you have liver disease, gout, lupus, or diabetes, as the medication can potentially worsen these medical conditions. Also let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; it is not fully known whether furosemide is compatible with breastfeeding or pregnancy.
(Click Furosemide to learn more about the specific effects of this medication, tips and precautions for taking furosemide pills, and side effects you should look out for during the treatment process.)
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