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Furosemide

(fyoor-OH-seh-myde)

Furosemide (Lasix) is a medication known as a diuretic.

This medication acts on the kidneys to increase the amount of urine that is made. It removes water from the body and can help treat conditions involving the heart including edema and high blood pressure.

It can be given by mouth as either a tablet or liquid or occasionally given by IV injection.

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Last Updated: 11/2013