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People who have high blood pressure or fluid retention may benefit from Lasix® (furosemide), a prescription medication that is a type of diuretic. The drug works by increasing the amount of salt and water that the kidneys remove from the blood, reducing blood volume.
 
The medicine comes in tablet form and is usually taken once or twice a day. Possible side effects include vision changes, headaches, and constipation. As with any medication, it is possible to overdose on Lasix. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any overdose symptoms, such as dehydration, low blood pressure, or low electrolytes.
  
(Click Lasix for more details on the potential side effects of Lasix, general dosing information, and some of the alternatives to the medication. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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