Furosemide (Lasix) is a diuretic and helps remove excess water present in the tissues. It is given for the treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, fluid build-up in tissues or celoem, and renal disease.
Caution. Overdose can cause severe dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. Toxic reactions often fatal, following onset of neurological signs.