Lasix is a water pill used in preventing the body from absorbing excess salt, instead allowing the salt to be passed out in the urine. This medication treats edema (fluid retention) in individuals with a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome, those with congestive heart failure and those with liver disease. The medication is also used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure).
Drug Name: Lasix
Generic name: Furosemide