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Healthcare providers often prescribe Lasix® (furosemide) for the treatment of water retention and high blood pressure. Although most people tolerate this medication well, you should review the potential risks and dangers associated with Lasix before starting treatment.
For example, you should be aware of the possible side effects that can occur with this drug. In clinical studies, some of the common adverse reactions that were reported with Lasix included vision changes, fever, and headaches. While most side effects are mild, some are potentially dangerous and should be reported to a healthcare provider, including fainting spells, hearing problems, or decreased urination.
Lasix has been reported to worsen certain medical conditions, such as gout, systemic lupus erythematosus, and kidney problems. In order to help minimize these dangers, tell your healthcare provider about all other existing medical conditions you have before starting Lasix.
(Click Lasix Side Effects and Lasix Warnings and Precautions to learn about other potential Lasix dangers, including additional side effects. These articles also offer important information on who should not use this particular medication.)