Lasix for High Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, Lasix® (furosemide) is a medicine that your healthcare provider may recommend. This prescription drug is approved for controlling high blood pressure and treating water retention caused by various conditions, such as congestive heart failure and kidney failure.
Lasix is a type of diuretic ("water pill") and works by increasing the amount of salt and water 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, this medicine causes a decrease in blood volume. Because of this effect, Lasix can lower blood pressure and help with water retention.
In clinical studies on high blood pressure, Lasix has been shown to significantly lower systolic and diastolic pressures. As a result, Lasix can decrease the risk of developing health problems that can occur with long-term hypertension, such as stroke, heart disease, or congestive heart failure. However, Lasix is not a cure for high blood pressure.
(Click Lasix Uses to learn more about this high blood pressure medicine, which works by decreasing blood volume. This article also discusses the specific uses of Lasix, potential side effects, possible off-label purposes, and more.)
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