User Reviews for Furosemide
Also known as: Diaqua-2, Lasix, Lo-Aqua
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|Heart Failure||6 reviews||119 medications|
|Pulmonary Edema||1 reviews||6 medications|
|Edema||45 reviews||52 medications|
|High Blood Pressure||7 reviews||262 medications|
|Hypercalcemia||1 reviews||13 medications|
|Summary of Furosemide reviews||60 reviews||7.9|
Reviews for Furosemide
Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: "Much foot and leg swelling. Just finished 9 days hospitalization for pneumonia. Took steroid for several days after discharge. As I quit steroid swelling started so I ended up starting lasix. Urination every 2 hours. I have high blood pressure. Atrial fibrulation. Tremendous sweating. Edema is slowly going down."
trasmus3 October 2, 2017
0 users found this comment helpful.
For Edema: "I've been diagnosed with pulmonary edema, and that not only effects my lungs, but I get severe swelling of my feet and legs. The doc prescribed 20mg once per day. I can't take it that often. It works (within 45 minutes I'm running to the bathroom every 20 minutes for about 5 hours), the swelling goes down and I can breath easier, but it gives me horrendous leg cramps, even up into my thighs. I drink water, and gatorade, as well as eat bananas, but it doesn't help. I call it the "evil pill". But, if it gets rid of the fluid I guess I'll keep taking it, even if it's not as often as I should."
Joode (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 17, 2017
2 users found this comment helpful.
For Edema: "I have been to the hospital emergency room twice in 2 months with a diagnosis of edema. I was prescribed Lasix 20 mg along with Potassium pills. In the hospital they put Lasix in IV & it works almost immediately causing me to urinate about 20 times. My doctor has me on 40 mg of Lasix & low salt diet. The swelling has left my legs, but not my feet. I have noticed that if I elevate my feet at least 3-4 times a day with feet at heart level, the swelling goes down much better. I am trusting that swelling will go away completely soon. I am doing much better since going to emergency room, just still having difficulty walking. This can be very stressful to deal with because it affects mobility & exercising is challenging. I am a fall risk."
HelenWil (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 18, 2017
32 users found this comment helpful.
For Edema: "Severe swelling of lower legs and ankles. Furosemide seemed to have helped."
Sliique (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 5, 2017
13 users found this comment helpful.
Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: "Excellent RX. Have taken 40mg PRN for foot and ankle swelling. It shows response within 12 hours. Have had zero side effects. Will use as ordered."
Furr March 14, 2017
42 users found this comment helpful.
For Edema: "I'm having a weird experience with lasix, with the IV version I can pee 7 pounds in hours but with the pills (40mg) twice a day I haven't peed as much as I want to. This is my first day taking it."
Dreadwing (taken for less than 1 month) December 18, 2016
16 users found this comment helpful.
Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: "I have severe Lymphadima and venous edema with pitting. I made the mistake of taking the medicine at night and was up urinating every 30-40 minutes in large quantities all night. This medicine made me extremely thirsty so you have to be sure to drink plenty of water when taking this medicine."
Peeps Widow (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 4, 2016
45 users found this comment helpful.
Lasix (furosemide) for High Blood Pressure: "Every medication you take going to have some kind of side effects. Whether it's prescribed or OTC. This has always help me."
San321 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 26, 2016
12 users found this comment helpful.
Lasix (furosemide) for High Blood Pressure: "Had a Renal Nuclear Scan with Lasix Injection for die contrast to appear on the scan to identify the source of blockage in a kidney. Prior to the scan, 5 weeks of recovering from an Upper Respiratory Infection including Bronchitis, all of my URTI symptoms returned with a severe cough and esophagus (throat) constriction DURING the 45 minute scan after the Lasix was injected. Fortunately, I was in a hospital where they treated me immediately for the allergic reaction. READ all of the interactions and side effects. After 12 hours, I feel much better."
DangerousDrug (taken for less than 1 month) October 1, 2016
11 users found this comment helpful.
For Edema: "My Dr prescribed me 20 mg a day for severe edema in my feet, legs, knees, stomach & hands.I even started to develop water blisters on my feet & developed high blood pressure. My bp was 155/96 after I took the meds, first day worked very well. I went to the bathroom 4 times really well. Then within one day I noticed I lost 7 pounds! But after you take it awhile you'll notice you won't pee as much, and weight loss will be slower. But it does work just remember to take potassium pills, and eat foods with potassium like bananas. Also eat a low sodium diet!!! :)"
LLaroche39 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 28, 2016
74 users found this comment helpful.
Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: "20 mg three times aday. First day ? Nothing ,so far! I'm sure ,or at least I'm thinking its to early to tell diff yet. We shall see"
Dropzonewhiplass February 5, 2016
17 users found this comment helpful.
For Edema: "4x 40gm furosemide I have lost 11 pints urine today drank 5 cups tea and 1/2 cup juice"
Ii January 7, 2016
29 users found this comment helpful.
Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: "I was prescribed the generic form of Lasix a few days ago for severe peripheral edema. The doctor had me taking 20 mg twice a day for three days and now I'm taking 20 mg. So far, I have notice only a subtle difference/improvement in the major swelling of my feet, ankles, legs and abdomen. I am experiencing an increase in frequency of urination, as others have described, but it doesn't seem like I 'm voiding enough, which may be why I am still so swollen. It has been only four days on Lasix and I am in terrible pain. Hopefully, the swelling will subside or at least decrease, otherwise, I will be contacting the MD for advice. I have also experienced headaches daily since I began the medication. I have been extremely dizzy as well."
MarlboroFiona (taken for less than 1 month) November 22, 2015
77 users found this comment helpful.
For Edema: "I have had edema before in primarily my left leg, however, it usually goes away on it own. After some yard work in the heat, I was quite swollen in especially the left leg and as the leg went down, a heaviness settled in my chest and I could barely breath. I was taken to the ER after I started fearing a heart condition and was found to have heart failure with a normal functioning heart. I was given furosemide by vein in ER and was admitted. I was sent home after testing with a script for two 40mg twice a day and feel much better. I still feel really tired after very little exertion and have had some cramps in my feet. Overall, I feel much, I hope that after losing some weight, I will be back to normal very soon. This is a wake up call."
Lee65$ August 30, 2015
64 users found this comment helpful.
For High Blood Pressure: "I have been on Furosemide for about 6 weeks now. I was told I would be racing to the bathroom all the time - not! Probably because I am also on a medicine for "leaking" - Oxybutynin 5 mg one twice daily. I do not get up at night time, do not go much during the day - about every 4 hours; have gained 12 pounds in a month and my diabetes is no longer under control."
ritabetty (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 24, 2015
9 users found this comment helpful.
For Edema: "took my 1st ever 20mg tablet at 7am for big fat swollen ankles 2 pees and 2 hours later my ankles have already gone down by half -can't wait to see my ankle bones again ."
di titch August 22, 2015
56 users found this comment helpful.
For Edema: "I was given this medication to lower my blood pressure. After taking it for one day my BP went from 165/100 to 122/80. It worked perfectly for that. BUT... I have had headaches and nausea every single day since I started this medication...which was a week ago."
karalunzer July 30, 2015
32 users found this comment helpful.
For Heart Failure: "Best time to take it is some time in the morning so you do not have to go to the bathroom all night."
Greek777 July 22, 2015
19 users found this comment helpful.
Lasix (furosemide) for High Blood Pressure: "lowered both sys and dia by 15 with no side effects"
Kenny S 63 July 16, 2015
26 users found this comment helpful.
For Edema: "I find in combination with the lasix and potassium pills and with a heart healthy low sodium diet I feel absolutely great! And exercise helps a lot if your able.. good luck to all! I'm one of the lucky ones I guess? First time I used lasix was in the emergency room they gave me a huge shot of it and when I left there three hours later my ankles and feet were totally back to normal! I probably lost three to four pounds in 3 hours! and my breathing was not labored any longer! Thank God for lasix!"
workswondersforme (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 4, 2015
53 users found this comment helpful.
Lasix (furosemide) for High Blood Pressure: "I used this med along with Cardizem-Lasix was supposed to also help control serious swelling in my feet from the Cardizem, in addition to aiding in controlling my blood pressure. The only issue I had with it is that it made my eyes burn very badly by making them very dry. I have dry eyes anyway, so that didn't help. It also didn't control the swelling in my feet, but did help with blood pressure."
Made my eyes burn after a week (taken for less than 1 month) April 15, 2015
30 users found this comment helpful.
For Edema: "Im taking 200 mgs every night at bedtime,, only time it works is when im laying down with pillows between legs,, the docs cant figure out why im swelling and its been going on for years,, so frustrated and half the time the medicine does not work ,, i felt so alone in this and really started to think im going crazy,, top all ive had a massive weight gain since last baby was born and it took nearly a year to heal from csection between packing the incision for months to wearing a vacuum for the last months,,then opted to have a third surgery on ankle hoping i could get the swelling down and walk better butt now its 100 x worse since the fusion and i ballooned up,, i feel beatin down and hopeless and sad thing is nobody cares, , living day to"
man808 March 31, 2015
54 users found this comment helpful.
Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: "I started taking this medication when I was in my early 20's for edema. I take 80 mg a day for 20 years now. If I miss a day I go up about 12 lbs on the scale. This medication has worked wonders for me but it is hard to take if you need to leave the house. I can pee up to 20 times in 4 hours. Other than the inconvenience. It is a fantastic medication for me."
Laurie Dagere January 5, 2015
122 users found this comment helpful.
Lasix (furosemide) for High Blood Pressure: "At 20 mg once a day, after three days Lasix dropped my blood pressure 20 points, both systolic and diastolic, with NO side effects. Lasix is on the WHO list."
David Thompson (taken for less than 1 month) August 1, 2014
60 users found this comment helpful.
Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: "My cardiologist put me on Lasix over a month ago due to edema of the legs and ankles. My rate of urination was about every 45 minutes nowhere as bad as some of the reviewers. I refilled my prescription and noticed an immediate change. Instead of every 45 minutes, it changed to every hour and a half. The only difference is the manufacturer. The Lasix made by Sandoz seems to work fine. "
Choir pork April 13, 2014
111 users found this comment helpful.
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