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Furosemide (Lasix) is a drug (diuretic) prescribed for the treatment of edema (excess accumulation of fluid or swelling of the body) caused by cirrhosis, chronic kidney failure, heart failure, and nephrotic syndrome. It can also be prescribed in conjunction with other high blood pressure pills for the treatment of high blood pressure. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and pregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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