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Furosemide vs. Spironolactone for Chronic Heart Failure

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Furosemide

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Other Names: Lasix

Spironolactone

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Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 6,301 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Furosemide (International Nonproprietary Name) or frusemide (former British Approved Name) is a loop diuretic used in the treatment of congestive heart failure and edema. It is most commonly marketed by Sanofi-Aventis under the brand name '''Lasix'... Read more on Wikipedia
Spironolactone (marketed under the trade names Aldactone, Novo-Spiroton, Aldactazide, Spiractin, Spirotone, Verospiron or Berlactone) is a diuretic and is used as an antiandrogen.It is a synthetic 17-lactone drug... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Andie
February 17, 2015
Andie wrote
Spironolactone and Birth Control Pills adding to depression
My 20 yr old daughter too has been on Spironolactone for acne. She is experiencing symptoms of depression for the first time ever. Curious to hear if there are others with this side effect?
Ellis  |  March 4, 2015
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September 4, 2014
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By K Johnson
August 30, 2014
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spironolactone as a cure for headaches
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By Chrsitian
August 17, 2014
Chrsitian wrote
Weight gain from Steroids (dexadron) Trying to lose weight with Lasix and Ritalin
I think Dr. Joey is being a little harsh. You should consult a real doctor before you give your daughter any additional meds.
February 8, 2015
ARE YOU NUTS? Furosemide is a powerful loop diuretic. Patients have collapsed from therapeutic doses. Exactly where did you go to medical school and in which states are you licensed to practice medicine and prescribe Schedule II Controlled Substances. You have no right to decide that your daughter "would rather die now". What hubris! There are a number of contraindications possible for either or both drugs and YOU do not have the training or the appropriate licensure to make treatment decisions
Dr Joey  |  January 21, 2015
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By andy
May 20, 2014
andy wrote
furosemide
My doctor has me on 40mg of potassium a day, with my furosemide.
Sue  |  August 13, 2014
Are you taking any potassium supplements? A water pill will drain your potassium and that will make you cramp a lot.
Sue  |  August 13, 2014
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May 2, 2014
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July 31, 2013
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What patients are saying about Furosemide vs. Spironolactone

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more severe reaction to furosemide/acetazolamide/HCTZ... so...
...drug allergy, he'd have a much more severe reaction to furosemide/acetazolamide/HCTZ... so it's reasonable ...ethacrynic acid, since spironolactone doesn't cause those effects. The muscle weakn...
to several hours of staying close to the head and discomfort...
...have been taking spironolactone for several years (10) with no problem. I try to ...I hate taking furosemide it leads to several hours of staying close to the head and discomfort inbetween. Also...
for ascites. He is also on Furosemide, but Spiro even at...
...ascites. He is also on Furosemide, but Spiro even at 50mg gives him a painful penis and enlarged breasts as well as no libido. Is there...
or experienced good results from furosemide? elle-boop Hi...
Has anyone had a bad reaction to Spironolactone or experienced good results from furosemide? elle-boop Hi I too have had rotten results with diruetics particularly Furesomide . I try to eat...
working. I was already taking Furosemide and now I am also...
...and now I am also taking Spironolactone 50 mg two times a day. The swellnig in my stomach seems to be going down but my feet and ankles are still swollen after I walk for a while. I only...
in ears (which I already sometimes get) and hearing loss...
...And furosemide I've looked into, but I admit some of the possible side effects have kept me from trying it, especially ringing in ears (which I already sometimes get) and hearing loss. I...
! now i take 20 mg furosemide twice daily (lasix) and 100...
...twice daily (lasix) and 100 spiro twice daily. spiro great name ! i like a lot that word ....................................
water tablets changed from furosemide to spironolactone?...
...short query this time! Has anyone else had their water tablets changed from furosemide to spironolactone? I was on 2 ...of furosemide and am going on to 25mg of spironolactone. Theyve taken one...
I take them I also take FUROSEMIDE 40MG at noon. My kidney...
...CARVEDILOL 50MG AM/PM, Spironolactone 25mg am/pm You ...I also take FUROSEMIDE 40MG at noon. My kidney DR put me on Spironolactone 25mg am/pm and that made my BP come down to normal 120/70 ran...
to treat My cirrhosis -spironolactone-furosemide-lactulose
...since I can no longer take pain medication , Dose marijuana have any effect on my Liver ...combination should I use? I'm using 3 medications to treat My cirrhosis -spironolactone-furosemide-lac...
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