Lasix is used for curing of high blood pressure or water retention (swelling) associated with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease. It can also be used for other situations as recommended by your doctor.
Use Lasix as directed by your physician. To avoid stomach upset take Lasix with a meal. If you take cholestyramine, colestipol, or sucralfate, notify your physician or pharmacist how to take them with Lasix. Lasix may increase the amount of urine or cause you to urinate more often when you first start taking it. To keep this from disturbing your sleep, try to take your dose before 6 pm (18:00).
Lasix may cause dizziness or blurred vision. These effects may worsen if Lasix is taken with alcohol or certain other drugs. Take Lasix with caution. Don't drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you respond to this drug. If your symptoms don't improve or if they worsen, notify your physician. This medicine should be used only by the patient for whom it has been suggested. Do not take less or more or take it more often than advised by your physician.