Lasix is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension and edema associated with congestive heart failure and other conditions. In cases of pulmonary hypertension, Lasix may be prescribed to reduce fluid retention and swelling. Lasix may be referred to by its drug name, furosemide.
Lasix is a diuretic. Diuretics, also known as water pills, are believed to work by ridding your body of sodium and water through urination.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Lasix is generally taken once daily.
Lasix comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Lasix lists common side effects including dizziness, weakness, spinning sensation, thirst, rash, itching, muscle cramps, stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, cramping, and frequent urination.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Lasix include severe electrolyte imbalance.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Lasix — RxList
PAH and Diuretics — Pulmonary Hypertension R.N.