What should I avoid while taking furosemide?

You should avoid certain medications if you're taking furosemide (Lasix), a diuretic used to treat edema (fluid retention) caused by heart failure or liver disease. It also may be used to treat high blood pressure. Tell your doctor about every prescription and nonprescription medication you're on, as well as dietary supplements you take, to find out if you need to avoid any while taking furosemide.

Stay out of the direct sun for long periods of time while taking furosemide, as it may make your skin sensitive to sunlight. Wear sunscreen and protective clothing. If you're a woman of childbearing age, you may want to avoid getting pregnant while taking furosemide. If you're breastfeeding, you may want to stop while taking furosemide.

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