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Review: Lasix side effects

In this review, we analyze Lasix side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Lasix. The review is based on 94,450 people who have side effects while taking Lasix from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Lasix

Lasix (latest outcomes from 95,320 users) has active ingredients of furosemide. It is often used in fluid retention.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (furosemide): Furosemide.

On Nov, 25, 2014: 94,450 people who reported to have side effects when taking Lasix are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)AsthmaPain
PainRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)PneumoniaHyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Anaemia (lack of blood)FallDeep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Pyrexia (fever)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)DepressionHyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Anxiety
InjuryPneumoniaAsthenia (weakness)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)FallAnxietyObesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
AnxietyBlood Creatinine IncreasedPlatelet Count DecreasedDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)PainRheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)Anaemia (lack of blood)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Cardiac FailureEmotional DistressRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Hypertension (high blood pressure)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
FearCardiac FailureRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action)Cardiac Failure CongestiveMulti-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss)Cardiac Failure Congestive
Renal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)Platelet Count DecreasedPyrexia (fever)Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Bradyphrenia (neurological term referring to the slowness of thought common to many disorders of the brain)Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the oesophagus)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Pyrexia (fever)Interstitial Lung DiseaseCardiac Failure CongestiveHypertension (high blood pressure)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Bradykinesia (decreased bodily movement. it is associated with basal ganglia diseases)Urinary Tract InfectionInjury
PneumoniaPleural Effusion (water on the lungs)Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Anaemia (lack of blood)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Platelet Count DecreasedVertigoDiarrhoea

Most common side effects by gender * :

Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Cardiac Failure Congestive
Cardiac Failure CongestiveRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
FallPyrexia (fever)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Asthenia (weakness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
AnxietyAnaemia (lack of blood)

Most common side effects by age * :

Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)PainPainPainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)AnxietyDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Cardiac Failure Congestive
Oxygen Saturation DecreasedRespiratory Failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)VomitingOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)PainAnxietyDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)AnxietyRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
DeathCardiac FailureRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pyrexia (fever)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
Respiratory Failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)Renal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedRenal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Chest PainChest PainCardiac Failure CongestivePain
Cardiac FailureCardiac ArrestAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedCondition AggravatedDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Fall
InjuryHypertension (high blood pressure)Blood Bilirubin IncreasedAnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Cardiac Failure CongestiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedAscites (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity)VomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Pyrexia (fever)Chest PainAsthenia (weakness)
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedCondition AggravatedDrug Rash With Eosinophilia And Systemic Symptoms (adverse drug reactions with rash)DiarrhoeaVomitingDepressionPyrexia (fever)Anaemia (lack of blood)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • peanuts on Mar, 31, 2010:

    my friend is suffering from rhumatory arthertis.and is currenty taking cocaine. oxy cotin,prestine, wellbutrim, predisone 10mg what side effects should she expect ?????


    mtntexas on May, 11, 2013:

    Just ask John Belushi


    2cents on Mar, 6, 2013:

    I'll second that!


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    (Asked by a 61 year old man who has Chills And Multiple Myeloma, and takes Protonix, Acetaminophen, Potassium Chloride 20meq In Dextrose 5% And Sodium Chloride 0.45% In Plastic Container, Lasix, Valtrex, Oxycontin, Percocet, Cytoxan, Velcade)
    Do multiple myeloma patients have the chills without fever? My husband was diagnosed 2 months ago and has had 2 months of chemo 2x weekly for 3 weeks. He has Velacade and a steroid Decadron. He has also had 3 rounds of cytoxan. Why is he getting chills?

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    (Asked by a 70 year old woman who has Speech Disorder, Trance Like Behavior, Slurred Speech, Mouth Dropped Down.Swollen Feet, Ankles, And Legs., Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - Legs, and takes Lasix)
    Woke up with swollen feet, legs and family member noticed I was slurring my speech and my mouth was drawn down in an abnormal position. I felt very out of it and spacey. I have had blood work drawn today, CT of head, EKG and the doctor said I have what is called a "hard heart". I will see him tomo ...

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    (Posted by a 65 year old woman who has Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness, Breathlessness, and takes Xarelto, Furosemide, Spironolactone, Tracleer, Viagra)
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