My son went in the hospital and had fluids pumped into him for dehydration and ended up with fluid retention of 60 pounds. The doctor started Furosemide 40 mg once a day. Since he has started it he has developed blurred vision. He took off the fluid off very fast . Is the blurred vision from the drastic fluid loss or the Furosemide?
Blurred vision - could this be a side effect of Furosemide or very fast fluid removal?
Question posted by dwsonm on 27 Sep 2010
Last updated on 12 August 2016 by Henjuardo2
The same thing is happening to me. What do u suggest i do
Hi, i'm sorry i probably shouldn't be asking this, but how did this happen? Was he on high volumes for quite a while? I am a veterinary nurse so understand that fluid retention can occur but this has really surprised me. I hope you don't mind me asking?
Below is a list of the most common possible side effects for your information;
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Furosemide:
Abnormal skin sensations; bladder spasm; blurred vision; constipation; cramping; dizziness; dizziness when rising from a seated or lying position; feeling of whirling motion; fever; headache; lightheadedness; mouth and stomach irritation; muscle spasm; nausea; redness; restlessness; ringing in the ears; seeing a yellow color; sensitivity to sunlight; vein inflammation.
My guess would be that it is caused by the furosemide. Blurred vision is one of the known possible side effects of that medication. I would definitely let his doctor know what has happened so that he/she can monitor his vision. Hope this helps.
- Furosemide uses and safety info
- Furosemide information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Furosemide (detailed)
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