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User Reviews for Furosemide

Also known as: Diaqua-2, Lasix, Lo-Aqua

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Summary of Furosemide reviews 7.4 66 reviews

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Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: "Lasix (a potassium-depleting drug) made me pee a lot, but didn't do much to decrease swelling. Then I started taking spironolactone (a potassium-sparing drug ) and almost overnight I lost almost 10 pounds of excess water. I think the Lasix depleted too much potassium, causing too much retention of sodium (which in turn caused water retention). Note: My diet all along has been low sodium."

Jude (taken for less than 1 month) March 19, 2018

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Lasix (furosemide) for Edema: "I developed idiopathic (so far my docs are clueless) systemic inflammation over the course of 2 wks or so. Plus hypertensive crisis (202/110), never had BP problems before. I’m 5’5 and 120 lbs, but I looked like the Michelin Man after eating the Pillsbury Doughboy. Doc prescribed Lasix, wonderdrug! Peed like a horse for 2 days, almost back to normal. Unfortunately, however, the inflammation seems to have damaged my epidermis. My skin from knees on up to my chest looks like I vomited cottage cheese over it. :("

Noelle (taken for less than 1 month) February 25, 2018

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For Heart Failure: "I was in the ER for hypertension, and water in my lungs, 6 months ago they prescribed me Lasix, for my kidney, immediately after that, I had severe edema that lasted 2 months and ended up in the ER again with excruciating pain, there was nothing they can do. My Nephrologist took me off , but this time In the ER they gave me Lasix again through the IV, and sent me home with pills, the very next day , both my legs swelled up and again in excrucitiang pain, I don't think this medicine is helping me with swelling , it is making it worse.. It is going quite the opposite of whats supposed to do."

   
1.0

Ann (taken for less than 1 month) February 23, 2018

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For Edema: "I was fine on furosemide for a year before it stopped working well. They upped the dose. Worked a little, then stopped again. They put me on a rescue diuretic. Metolazone spiked my creatinine, so they took that away but never changed my Lasix. Finally I was left with the choice of an ER visit or a sauna at my gym. That started a months-long period where I was taking 4 to 8 pounds of water off in the sauna every day to deal with my crappy response to Lasix. And that was sending my blood pressure down into 70's/40's. My cardiologist then referred me to a transplant team, who switched me to bumetanide on the first visit and told me to quit the sauna. Thanks to having a diuretic that actually works though, I don't need the sauna. Lasix is well known for becoming ineffective, and cardiologists are well known to let you suffer for MONTHS and even visits to the ER without changing it out for something that works. Don't let them do this to you. DEMAND a switch and don't give them an option."

   
2.0

ithinktoomuch (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 1, 2018

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For High Blood Pressure: "I didn't do much of anything"

   
3.0

me55 December 6, 2017

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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."

   
5.0

trasmus3 October 2, 2017

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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

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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."

   
6.0

HelenWil (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 18, 2017

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For Edema: "Severe swelling of lower legs and ankles. Furosemide seemed to have helped."

   
6.0

Sliique (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 5, 2017

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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."

   
9.0

Furr March 14, 2017

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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."

   
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Dreadwing (taken for less than 1 month) December 18, 2016

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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."

   
9.0

Peeps Widow (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 4, 2016

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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."

   
8.0

San321 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 26, 2016

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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."

   
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DangerousDrug (taken for less than 1 month) October 1, 2016

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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!!! :)"

   
7.0

LLaroche39 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 28, 2016

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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

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For Edema: "4x 40gm furosemide I have lost 11 pints urine today drank 5 cups tea and 1/2 cup juice"

   
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Ii January 7, 2016

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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."

   
6.0

MarlboroFiona (taken for less than 1 month) November 22, 2015

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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."

   
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Lee65$ August 30, 2015

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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."

   
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ritabetty (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 24, 2015

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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 ."

   
9.0

di titch August 22, 2015

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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."

   
4.0

karalunzer July 30, 2015

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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."

   
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Greek777 July 22, 2015

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Lasix (furosemide) for High Blood Pressure: "lowered both sys and dia by 15 with no side effects"

   
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Kenny S 63 July 16, 2015

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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!"

   
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workswondersforme (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 4, 2015

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