Why after I have been taking this medication for several years, does no one (Doctors) want to take the time and do the follow-up work NOW needed for this medication?
I'm not sure what you mean. The major thing is following the blood potassium level. I fail to see how having tests done would take the drs time. I see my dr every 3 months. What is it you think should be done and why? There are many drugs alot more dangerous then Lasix. Once the dr knows how you will respond to it he may decrease the number of timrs a year labs are done.
The blood work and follow-up with your doctor when you take lasix is very important. They are checking you for kidney function, edema can put a large amount of fluid in your body that your kidneys can't flush properly form your body. You may from time to time need the dose increased to remove the extra fluid but if you are not being seen on a regular bases there is no way for your doctor to know. Then you could find yourself with my problem, they worked find in the beginning until my body started to reject them and I went into kidney failure. If your doctor isn't doing the follow-up I would look into getting another doctor, lasix is nothing to play with.
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