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There are several possible side effects of Lasix, including vision changes, headaches, and constipation. Although most problems with this drug do not require medical attention, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects, such as signs of dehydration, ringing in the ears, or signs of an allergic reaction.
An Overview of Lasix Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects can occur with Lasix® (furosemide). However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Lasix. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Lasix side effects with you.)
Common Side Effects of LasixLasix has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, some of the common side effects of Lasix included:
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Vision changes
- Vertigo (a sense of spinning)
- Sensitivity to the sun.