User Reviews for Furosemide to treat High Blood Pressure
Brand names: Lasix, Furoscix, Diaqua-2
Furosemide has an average rating of 4.4 out of 10 from a total of 14 reviews for the treatment of High Blood Pressure. 29% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 57% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Furosemide
Lasix (furosemide) "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."
Lasix (furosemide) "This medication was ineffective for me - years ago, I had a mini-stroke, also known as a TIA. At first, this helped a little bit, but when you have 158/90 BP, you need more than 5% reduction in it. This medication made me severely dehydrated and caused significant electrolyte loss. I quit it and tried Chlorthalidone, but that again failed - if you only have mild elevated BP, this could be OK; if you have significant hypertension, though, you are much better suited to a real medication, such as a beta blocker."
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"I am surprised to see that no one had listed furosemide for treating high blood pressure. I also take Atenolol. However, when I increased my furos from 20 to 40 I was very pleasantly surprised to see my BP go down from 140 to 115. I did this on my own and my Dr. was surprised that I had such good effects on my health and continued this dose. I take 20 twice a day. I has also had a good effect on my urinary incontinence which also is much better now."
Lasix (furosemide) "I have PMR but I have recently started on Lasix for high blood pressure. Terrible pain in shoulders and thighs which is mimicking PMR symptoms for which I take prednisone. Also very dizzy and can't walk without holding on to something. Tired all the time."
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Lasix (furosemide) "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."
Lasix (furosemide) "I was prescribed Lasix for swelling and to help lower my blood pressure. First time I took it, within three hours suddenly I had serious heart palpitations and my blood pressure went up to the highest it has ever been. I will not be taking that pill ever again."
"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."
"My 90 year old Nan (otherwise healthy) was taking furosemide 40mg for 5 months due to hypertension. She has been psychotic, severely dehydrated, confused, breathing problems and experienced sight loss and deafness. She also has been bedridden. Once finally stopped after seeing doctors finally, ALL side effects have disappeared except for blurred vision and now have an opthalmology appointment at hospital to see if anything can be done. Please be aware. Everyone reacts differently to drugs. I know another 88 year old (otherwise healthy) who has had excellent experience taking furosemide 40mg."
Lasix (furosemide) "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."
Lasix (furosemide) "lowered both sys and dia by 15 with no side effects"
"After furosemide was increased from 20 mg per day to 40 per day it caused me Gout and the uric acid level measured 10.7 which is very high results."
Lasix (furosemide) "After taking lasix for about 5 weeks I had violent allergy with hospitalization"
Lasix (furosemide) "Every medication you take going to have some kind of side effects. Whether it's prescribed or OTC. This has always help me."
"I didn't do much of anything"
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Lasix (furosemide) "I was taking lasix twice day one morning one at night.I had bad side effects on it. Ask my Dr to take me off it she wouldn't said I needed for heart failure I told her I didn't care about my heart the lasix was conflicting for some other meds I was taking plus I wanted off it causing me a lot of side effects what did she do she terminated me told me I could find another Dr. So I don't have Dr. Now ."