By MWmelbourne Latest Reply 2011-06-15 07:41:24 -0500
Started 2011-06-14 18:20:08 -0500

Question: when it says on the lable (ex:LASIX) "no artificial or natural sunlight".. are we supposed to live in a cave?

I live in Florida and use the hats & sunscreen..etc. but thats not always "do-able".

I heard recently that watermelon helps? anyone else?

2 replies

LennyDenny 2011-06-15 07:41:24 -0500 Report

Morning MW
I take lasix twice a day and spend a lot of time in the sun - I wear a hat when ever I can and I do use sun screen, it does help but if I'm going to be out for a prolonged amount of time I try to find some shade when ever I can. Never tried watermelon but nows a good time of the year to try it, I'm always game to try something new. Just be careful when your outside. Take care.

HeartHawk 2011-06-15 00:05:57 -0500 Report


Yes, one potential side-effect of furosemide (Lasix) is photo-toxicity. Not everyone experiences it so you really need to slowly see how much sunlight you can tolerate. Sunscreens (if you are not sensitive to those) can be effective.

I haven't heard about watermelon as an anti-photo-toxicity agent. Post anything here that you might find onthe subject.


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