my feet and hands were swelling but the doctor said i had fluids on my lungs
I was put on lasix for shortness of breath, is that a common practice?
Question posted by gilruth on 5 Feb 2011
Last updated on 5 February 2011 by Marvell
If the doctor felt that there was fluid in your lungs then yes it would be right to give you Lasix. Were you given anything else?
Lasix (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.
- Lasix uses and safety info
- Lasix information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Lasix (detailed)
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