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Submitted: 4 years ago.
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replied 4 years ago.

Hi and thank you for your question. I will be happy to assist you.

Lasix is a diuretic. It prevents the body from absorbing too much salt in turn allowing it to be passed through your urine. While takin Lasix you will urinate a lot more often, therefore making dehydration a possibility. Therefore while taking Lasix, you should drink plenty of water. I hope this answers your question, if you have further concerns or questions please let me know.

DrRussMD, Doctor (MD)
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replied 4 years ago.
Actually you should drink based on thirst.

Lasix is given to cause diuresis..and you should not over compensate by drinking a lot of water..but drink based on how thirsty you are.

In fact a new steady state of intake and out put is established when on a diuretic.

How much extra water you need is quite variable.

In other body is going to tell you how much water you need..and you should drink on that basis...not over drink.

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replied 4 years ago.
It also depends what you are taking the lasix for. If its for CHF or control of ascites you would be on a fluid restriction by your doctor. Drinking too much in these cases would defeat the whole purpose of taking the lasix.