Lasix belongs to the category of medication known as water pills - a loop diuretic whose purpose is preventing your body from absorbing all the salt that gets into it through your digestive system by passing it over directly into your urine instead. It is commonly prescribed in case of luid retention to patients with nephrotic syndrome and other kidney problems, congestive heart failure, liver diseases. Lasix is also quite a useful drug for hypertensia (high blood pressure) treatment.
If you are unable to urinate or at least have certain difficulties in this area, do not take Lasix. If your physician expresses a wish to prescribe this medication to you, care to inform then in advance about any problems with the endocrine system you have ever had. When going on Lasix treatment regimen, get prepared for regular hospital appointments where your blood will be tested and likely your liver and kidney functions will be tested, as well.
Lasix causes frequent urination and may bring about considerable dehydration. To avoid this, cleverly balance your diet with just enough salt and potassium per day and never forget to drink a necessary amount of liquid. Your doctor will give you all the necessary instructions.
If you are on Lasix for the reason of hypertensia, do not skip doses merely because you feel fine today. Remember that very often blood pressure can increase without giving away any symptoms.