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Side Effects to Report

There are a number of possible side effects with Lasix that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting spells
  • Signs of dehydration or low electrolytes, such as:
 
    • A dry mouth
    • Thirst
    • Weakness
    • Lethargy
    • Drowsiness
    • Restlessness
    • Muscle pain or muscle cramps
    • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
    • Decreased urination
    • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia) or irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmia)
    • Nausea or vomiting
 
  • Yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or hearing problems
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
 
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.  

 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects of Lasix described in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the medication. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a Lasix side effect, your healthcare provider should be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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