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Furosemide Tablets

Furosemide (Lasix®) is a prescription medicine that is used as a diuretic for high blood pressure and fluid retention. Specifically, it is used to lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels and to treat water retention caused by congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, and kidney failure.
Furosemide comes in tablet form and is usually taken by mouth once or twice a day, although it may be taken several times a day in certain circumstances. Since this medication increases urination, it is best to take it in the morning to avoid needing to get up to use the bathroom throughout the night.
Furosemide tablets work by increasing the amount of salt and water that 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.
(Click Furosemide for more information on when and how to take furosemide tablets, the specific effects of this medicine, and what side effects to be aware of during treatment.)
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