Lasix (furosemide) is a so-called "water pill" that prevents excessive salt absorption in your body. It can be used for the treatment of high blood pressure, fluid retention and a number of other conditions, if prescribed by your health care provider. One of the advantages of Lasix lies in the fact that it can be prescribed to people with liver disease, kidney disorder, and congestive heart failure - for many of them this is the only medicine that does not cause dangerous side effects or interactions. Regular tests are required if you have to take Lasix for a long time to make sure it does not affect the function of your liver and kidneys.
You can experience dehydration when taking Lasix. To avoid this condition make sure you get plenty of potassium in your everyday diet. Ask your doctor for additional recommendations concerning your diet, lifestyle and exercises. If you are taking Lasix to deal with high blood pressure, continue the treatment even if your symptoms improve - high blood pressure may progress without any symptoms. One of the side effects of Lasix is frequent urination. If you are also taking lithium, digoxin, salicylates, ethacrynic acid, diet pills, blood pressure medications, cold medicine or steroids do not take Lasix without your doctor's consent.