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Lasix is a medication that is prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure and fluid retention. The medication is classified as a diuretic that works by increasing the amount of salt and water that the kidneys remove from the blood, which causes a decrease in blood volume. Lasix comes in the form of a tablet that is usually taken once or twice a day. Potential side effects of the medication may include low blood potassium levels, dizziness, upset stomach, and sensitivity to the sun.
What Is Lasix?Lasix® (furosemide) is a prescription medicine that is used as a diuretic for high blood pressure and fluid retention. It is part of a class of medicines known as diuretics.
Who Makes It?The brand-name drug is made by sanofi-aventis U.S., LLC. Generic Lasix is made by several manufacturers.
- Treating water retention (edema) due to several causes, including congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, and kidney failure (renal failure).