Lasix and Alcohol
Lasix generic name furosemide belongs to the family of drugs known as loop diuretic water pills which function by preventing your body from absorbing too much salt and allows the salt o be passed out in the urine.
It is used to alleviate fluid retention in those with congestive heart failure, liver disease or a kidney disorder known as nephritic syndrome. It is also used to treat those with high blood pressure.
It is suggested moderate alcohol consumption if any at all and this should be discussed with your physician.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Do not use Lasix if you are unable to urinate.
Before using this drug advise advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, are pregnant, plan to be so or are breastfeeding, have kidney disease, liver disease, gout, lupus, diabetes or are allergic to sulfa drugs.
Less serious side effects are diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, headache, numbness, burning, pain, tingling feeling, dizziness or blurred vision. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reaction such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat, dry mouth, thirst, nausea, vomiting, feeling weak, drowsy, restless, light headed, uneven heartbeat, muscle pain or weakness, changes in urination, bruising or bleeding, red blistering peeling skin rash, hearing loss, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay coloured stools or jaundice. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
Lasix and Alcohol
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