If bothersome side effects occur with the use of Lasix, alternatives to the medication may be recommended. Alternative treatments for high blood pressure may include weight loss, changes in diet, or other blood pressure medications. Alternatives to Lasix for treating water retention may include limiting salt and fluid intake, being more physically active, or trying other diuretic medications.
Lasix Alternatives ExplainedLasix® (furosemide) is a prescription medicine used for controlling high blood pressure or dealing with fluid retention. For most people, Lasix is effective at treating their condition, and most people tolerate it well. However, as with all medicines, side effects can occur or the medicine may not completely control their condition. Fortunately, there are several alternatives to Lasix for treating high blood pressure or water retention.
Alternatives to Lasix for High Blood PressureThere are many alternatives to Lasix for controlling high blood pressure (hypertension), including:
- Losing weight
- Limiting your salt intake
- Becoming more physically active
- Drinking less alcohol
- Changing your diet (including more fruits and vegetables)
- Taking other medications (see High Blood Pressure Medication for more information).
(You can also read more about the treatment options for high blood pressure by clicking on High Blood Pressure Treatment.)