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Were you looking for information about Lasix? Lasics is a common misspelling of Lasix.
 
Lasix® (furosemide) is licensed to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention. The medication helps to decrease blood volume by increasing the amount of salt and water that the kidneys remove from the blood. It comes in tablet form and is usually taken once or twice daily.
 
The dosage your healthcare provider prescribes will vary depending on several factors, such as how you respond to Lasix, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you are taking. Prior to taking this drug, be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have liver or kidney disease, diabetes, or any allergies.
 
Possible side effects of this diuretic include nausea, dizziness, sun sensitivity, and low potassium levels, to name a few. However, most people tolerate this medication well. When side effects do occur, they tend to be minor and easy to treat.
  
(Click Lasix for more information about how Lasix works, its potential side effects, and tips on when and how to take 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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