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Can You Get a Lasix Prescription Online?

Do you have high blood pressure? If so, you may benefit from Lasix. What is Lasix? How does it work? What are the benefits and side effects? And can you get a Lasix prescription online?

Let’s talk about it.

What is Lasix?

Lasix is the brand name for furosemide, a diuretic (“water pill”). It’s used to treat things like high blood pressure and edema (water retention).

How Does Lasix Work?

Lasix causes your kidneys to get rid of extra salt and water from your body through your urine. This helps to reduce water retention.

Lasix Dosage and Treatment

The dosage of Lasix will vary depending on why you need it and how severe your condition is.

You may start off on a dose as low as 20 mg and end up on a dose as high as 600 mg per day, although most doses will be in the low to middle end of this range.

Always follow your doctor’s instructions when taking Lasix. Your doctor may want you to take it once or twice a day. Either way, avoid taking Lasix too late in the evening since it causes increased urination.

Benefits of Lasix

Lasix removes excess salt and water in your blood, which can improve blood pressure as well as edema related to a kidney disorder, liver disease, or congestive heart failure.

Side Effects of Lasix

Lasix can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Dehydration
  • Blurred vision
  • Unusual bruising or easy bruising
  • Constipation
  • Numbness, tingling, or burning pain
  • Feeling like you might pass out
  • Diarrhea
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Hearing loss
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • High blood sugar – increased urination, dry mouth, increased thirst, fruity breath odor
  • Kidney problems
  • Liver or pancreas problems – upper stomach pain (that may spread to your back), nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Electrolyte imbalance – dry mouth, increased thirst, mood changes, weakness, drowsiness, lack of energy, muscle pain, fast heartbeats, feeling restless, nausea, vomiting

Considerations and Precautions of Lasix

While Lasix is generally considered safe, it can cause potentially serious complications when used with certain health conditions or other medications.

Lasix Interactions

Always tell your doctor about every medication you take, including over-the-counter (OTC) medications, vitamins, and supplements. Especially make sure to mention if you take any of the following:

  • Lithium
  • Laxatives
  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics such as:
    • amikacin
    • gentamicin (Garamycin)
    • tobramycin (Bethkis, Tobi)
  • Medications for diabetes, high blood pressure and pain
  • Sucralfate
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as:
    • benazepril (Lotensin, in Lotrel)
    • captopril (Capoten)
    • fosinopril
    • lisinopril (in Prinzide, in Zestoretic)
    • moexipril (Univasc, in Uniretic)
    • perindopril (Aceon)
    • quinapril (Accupril, in Accuretic)
    • ramipril (Altace)
    • trandolapril (Mavik, in Tarka)
  • Chloral hydrate
  • Angiotensin II receptor antagonists (ARB) such as:
    • azilsartan (Edarbi, Edarbyclor)
    • candesartan (Atacand, in Atacand HCT)
    • eprosartan (Teveten, in Teveten HCT)
    • irbesartan (Avapro, in Avalide)
    • losartan (Cozaar, in Hyzaar)
    • olmesartan (Benicar, in Azor, Benicar HCT)
    • telmisartan (Micardis, in Micardis HCT)
    • valsartan (Diovan, in Diovan HCT, Exforge)
  • Phenytoin
  • Barbiturates such as phenobarbital and secobarbital (Seconal)
  • Methotrexate (Trexall)
  • Probenecid (Probalan, Probenemid)
  • Blood pressure or heart medicine
  • Corticosteroids such as:
    • betamethasone (Celestone)
    • budesonide (Entocort)
    • cortisone (Cortone)
    • dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexpak, Dexasone, others)
    • fludrocortisone (Floriner)
    • hydrocortisone (Cortef, Hydrocortone)
    • methylprednisolone (Medrol, Meprolone, others)
    • prednisolone (Prelone, others)
    • prednisone (Deltasone, Meticorten, Sterapred, others)
    • triamcinolone (Aristocort, Azmacort)
  • Aspirin and other salicylates
  • Cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune)
  • Cancer medicine, such as cisplatin
  • Digoxin (Lanoxin), ethacrynic acid (Edecrin)
  • Another diuretic, especially ethacrynic acid
  • Indomethacin (Indocin)

Other Lasix Considerations

Lasix isn’t appropriate for everybody. Tell your doctor about any medical conditions your deal with, especially:

  • Kidney disease
  • Any condition that stops your bladder from emptying completely
  • Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, a chronic inflammatory condition)
  • Liver disease
  • Pregnant, nursing, or planning on getting pregnant

Can You Buy Lasix Online?

Despite the proliferation of online pharmacies claiming they can send prescriptions to your door, United States law requires you to have a conversation with a doctor before you can get any prescription medication. Websites that skip this step are skirting the law, and since they are typically based in another country, the quality of the product they send you may be in doubt.

Luckily, there is a safe, legal way to buy Lasix online. With PlushCare, you can have a phone or video appointment with one of our experienced doctors.

You’ll discuss your symptoms, medical history, and current medications, then the doctor will decide if you will benefit from Lasix. If so, they will electronically send a prescription for Lasix to your pharmacy, where you can pick it up once it’s been filled.

All you have to do to make an appointment is click here or call (888) 497-3159. Our trusted doctors would love to hear from you and help figure out if Lasix is the best choice for you.

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