Lasix Pills

Lasix® (furosemide) is a diuretic medication ("water pill") used for controlling high blood pressure and treating water retention due to several causes, including cirrhosis, congestive heart failure, and kidney failure (renal failure).
The medicine comes in tablet form and is available by prescription only. Lasix pills are usually taken once or twice a day, although the drug may be taken several times a day in certain circumstances. Because it increases urination (which is why diuretics are often referred to as "water pills"), it is best to take Lasix in the morning to avoid getting up to use the bathroom throughout the night.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with these diuretic pills. Lasix may cause side effects such as:
  • Low blood potassium levels (hypokalemia) or other electrolyte imbalances
  • Dizziness
  • Upset stomach (nausea) or vomiting
  • Sensitivity to the sun.
(Click Lasix to learn more about the specific effects of this drug, for more detailed dosing information, and to find out what you should discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)
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