Furosemide oral tablet is a prescription drug that’s available as the brand-name drug Lasix. Furosemide is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Furosemide may be used as part of a combination therapy to treat high blood pressure. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name version. Edema can be caused by other medical conditions such as heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or kidney disease. This means you may need to take it with other medications. Furosemide belongs to a class of drugs called diuretics. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions. Furosemide works by helping your body get rid of excess salt and water. Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, enlarged prostate, urination problems, cirrhosis or other liver disease, an electrolyte imbalance, high cholesterol, gout, lupus, diabetes, or an allergy to sulfa drugs. Furosemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, allowing the salt to instead be passed in your urine. Furosemide treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome. This medication is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Furosemide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Furosemide can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. This medication may also slow breast milk production.
Eur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol. 1986;556619-23. The influence of furosemide on heart rate and oxygen uptake in exercising man. Baum K, Essfeld D. If furosemide is given to premature infants during the first few weeks of life, it may increase the risk of problems with the lungs and heart. How to take furosemide This dosage information is for.