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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Lasix


These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An indi vidual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

[posted 04/18/2000]
Question: What is Furosemide and what is it used for

Answer: Furosemide (sold as Lasix) is a loop diuretic. This is a drug that causes increased urine flow. It is more powerful than thiazide diuretics and consequently causes more volume to leave the body. As a result, it is used in congestive heart failure and hypertension mainly, although in some other fluid retaining conditions.

[posted 08/19/1999]
Question: my swelling with the idiopathic edema was maintained and kept at a minimum the last couple of years, but is now starting to get out of control again......is there any different medications that could be used for this condition?

Answer: what are you using now? Diuretics are usually the drug of choice, thiazide diuretics first then loop diuretics like lasix.

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