Lasix OTC

Lasix® (furosemide) is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure (in adults) and fluid retention (in adults and children). At this time, this drug is only available with a prescription; there is no over-the-counter (OTC) Lasix available. It comes in the form of a tablet and is typically taken once or twice a day.
 
This medication is a diuretic or "water pill." Lasix is known as a "loop diuretic," named after the part of the kidneys that it affects (the loop of Henle). It works by increasing the amount of salt and water the kidneys remove from the blood, which is then passed out through the urine. As a result, Lasix causes a decrease in blood volume. Because of this effect, the drug can lower blood pressure and help with water retention.
 
Even though most people have no problems with Lasix, the medication is not suitable for everyone. Before beginning treatment, tell your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have and any other medications you are taking, including vitamins, supplements, and nonprescription drugs.
 
(Click Lasix for a more in-depth look at how Lasix works, potential side effects, general dosing guidelines, and what else to tell your healthcare provider before using this medication.)
 
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