Furosemide is a loop diuretic used to treat high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and certain liver diseases that cause swelling and fluid retention. Furosemide increases urine production to release unwanted water and salt from the body.
This drug can be taken as an oral tablet or a liquid solution once or twice a day in the morning and afternoon. Normally, a low-salt (low-sodium) diet is suggested by your doctor when issuing the prescription for this medication.
Some side effects of Furosemide include light headache, dizziness when standing up from a seated position, weakness, thirst, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, and constipation.
Furosemide may be prescribed for other use, as determined by your doctor.