furosemide, Lasix (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies of furosemide in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: Furosemide is secreted in breast milk. Nursing mothers should avoid breastfeeding while taking furosemide.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of furosemide include low blood pressure, dehydration and electrolyte depletion (for example, sodium, potassium). Less common side effects include jaundice, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), sensitivity to light (photophobia), rash, pancreatitis, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and dizziness. Increased blood sugar and uric acid levels also may occur.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2013

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