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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Lasix
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.
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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