Congestive Heart Failure Community
Double dose of Lasix
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Congestive Heart Failure (CHF).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Double dose of Lasix

My 88 yr old dad was diagnosed with CHF approx. 2 yrs ago.  He has a pacemaker/defibulator.  One of his meds are Lasix 10mg daily.  He went for a checkup recently (not his regular cardiologist) and had a chest x-ray done.  Results showed some fluid.  He was told to double up on his Lasix.  What could be causing this fluid build up and is it safe to increase Lasix?  My concern is that he saw his regular cardiologist approx 1 month ago.  He told my Dad that he did hear a "girgle" when he listened with his stethascope, but never recommended that he increase his Lasix and didn't recommend a chest x-ray.  
Related Discussions
789402_tn?1243633644
it's very common to double on the lasix to get rid of the fluid, caused by the heart not being able to pump well enough. the doses are probably 80-120 mg to get rid of the fluid,  the only precaution is take potassium supplements which your doctor probably recommended
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine commented on ChitChatNine's status
Apr 17
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine just broke up a cat fight i... Comment
Apr 17
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
What's your Least Favorite Jel... Blank
Apr 02 by ChitChatNine
Congestive Heart Failure Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
jrbon
Madrid, Spain