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Furosemide Problems

Furosemide (Lasix®) is a diuretic medication often prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure and water retention. Specifically, it is licensed to treat fluid retention caused by kidney disease or kidney failure, congestive heart failure, or cirrhosis.
A number of side effects have been reported with furosemide. Problems that have been reported with this drug include headaches, fever, vision changes, and constipation or diarrhea. Most side effects are minor and do not require medical attention, but some are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider. Some of these side effects include jaundice, ringing in the ears, and fainting spells.
There are other possible problems with furosemide that you should be aware of before starting treatment. For example, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider before taking the drug if you have gout, lupus, or diabetes (furosemide can worsen these conditions). You should not take the medication if you are not producing any urine.
(Click Side Effects of Furosemide and Precautions and Warnings With Furosemide for a more complete list of side effects that may occur and other potential problems to discuss with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment.)
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