Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Pulmonary Edema Diuretics

Diuretics, such as furosemide (Lasix), bumetanide (Bumex), or torsemide (Demadex), help to reduce excess fluid in the body by increasing urination and eliminating salt. The effect is reduced strain on the heart and more effective pumping.


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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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