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kimosabi1961
kimosabi1961
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Just wondering how many here with a transplant have to use fluid pills from time to time

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Bax509

I’m waiting on a transplant but my Dad and Uncle both had kidney transplants (my dad had 2) and I know he had to take Lasix ( furosemide) on and off for years - it seems to me there were several different reasons for it but I can’t remember them now.

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kimosabi1961
kimosabi1961
in reply to Bax509

Thanks!

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Knifemaker

My husband had a transplant 4 months ago and he is on lasix

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WYOAnne
WYOAnneNKF Ambassador

I have had to take Lasix daily for the last 2 years. I am at 20 years post transplant. My doctor said that my new kidney is probably not concentrating urine like it should. My creatinine is stable at 0.9-1.0

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kimmie55

To remove excess fluid? Never been a problem for me.

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Dara3351

Lasix is used to create more urine output. It’s also given fir issues with the heart, liver and kidney. I am 11 months post transplant and am not on lasix. I just had my gall bladder removed and was out on magnesium and just started Vitamin D3. I am feeling great since the gall bladder removal. My GFR is 89 and creatinine is .69. Remember to watch your diet..

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AndrewT

Dear Kimosabi1961

I would be, personally speaking, VERY careful with 'Fluid Pills'. IF they are Prescribed by a Doctor, who is, Familiar with the case- and it is deemed medically necessary- then OK. Otherwise...Take Care. Certainly DON'T, off your own 'Bat', start Diuretic Pills- actually, just Don't unless directed by a Doctor. Crudely, but effectively put....Why 'risk' f..king up, your new Kidney, on a whim?

Sorry to be, so Blunt, and Direct....but, you did, ask!

AndrewT

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kimosabi1961

I have Torsemide, 10mg, but only to use once daily if I suddenly gain 3-5 lbs

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AndrewT

Ok, Clearly on Medical Advice. Sorry, but I feared, you were just Taking 'Things'....

AndrewT

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Drdetroit

20 mg daily, I'm 8yrs post transplant

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kimosabi1961

Do you take Lasix or Torsimide?

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Drdetroit

Lasix

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