Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
141 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

How effective is lasix for cough?

my 9yr. old shih Tzu has a heart murmur. she was coughing a lot, and dr. put her on Lasix, she also takes vetimed and potassium 2x daily. she has a good appetite, but won t eat her prescription food for cardiac problems. the last few days I haven t given her Lasix, because she s not coughing at all. she acts perky and hungry a lot. am I wromng for not giving her the Lasix all the time.?
Sat, 5 Apr 2014
Report Abuse
Ophthalmologist 's  Response

lasix removes from fluid from the body due to her heart problem there is a there tendency of water collection an edema of the intestines which causes loss of appetite and poor absorption of the food taken so lasix should be taken to improve her apetite
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I was given lasix for edema in legs and abdomen, but I am reading side effects and my anxiety is high now. I am currently on Hydrochlorthiazide,...

Recent questions on  Furosemide

doctor1 MD

my husband is taking Isosobide mn 30 mg he has an defib implant his Bp has been going very high even after the Doc increased his Lisinopril to 40...

doctor1 MD

Hi there, I am an nursing student working as an ESN (Employed Student Nurse) in an acute medical unit. Today I worked with a pt who was 78yrs old...

doctor1 MD

Hi I have had an aortic valve replacement on 13 December 2012. I now have a constant harsh cough which is very painful and I can,t even speak...

doctor1 MD

I'm a 48 year old white male, around 205 pounds (weight is up & down by 5 pounds), had a 4 level lumbar fusion in 2006, was very active to that...

doctor1 MD

Patient: Female, 73 years, 6 months old, 5'7" tall, 230 lbs., in generally good health. Hypertension well controlled with medication, lifelong...

doctor1 MD

I take medication and cannot take pills so I cruch them and put them in water and wait til they dissolve then drink it my medication list is...

doctor1 MD

I am 81 years old, male and have been taking diuretics ( furosemide 40mg twice per day for a number of years to control conjestive heart failure ....