What is furosemide?

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Furosemide (brand name: Lasix) is a diuretic or water pill that may be prescribed for people who have swelling and water retention. This is a condition called edema, which often occurs with heart failure or liver disease. Furosemide also treats high blood pressure.

Furosemide stimulates your body to produce more urine, which reduces the fluid in your system. By reducing the volume of fluid in the blood vessels, it helps reduce high blood pressure as well.