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Are there foods that need to be avoided when you take lasix?

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mitjason 2 Jan 2010

Avoid becoming dehydrated. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink while you are taking furosemide.

Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Furosemide can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun.

Watch your diet while you are taking furosemide. Ask your prescriber or health care professional about both potassium and sodium intake. Furosemide can make your body lose potassium and you may need an extra supply. Some foods have a high potassium content such as bananas, coconuts, dates, figs, prunes, apricots, peaches, grapefruit juice, tomato juice, and orange juice.

You don't need to avoid any foods while on this medication to my knowledge. If you are concerned please contact your doctor. Hope this helps. Good Luck

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