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Sir, my mom has some phlegm in her chest probably due to mild bronchities/asthma. The phlegm is rather thick and she's been given n-acetyl-cystine to loosen it.
She's also a heart failure patient. However shes made agood recover and her Ejection Fraction is 60+ ( she's 80 years old). Shes been off lasix for many years. there is a possibility of her being put back on lasix. My question then is will the lasix affect the phlegm and make it thicker, either theoretically or in reality?
Thanks and regards.

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Hi Patrick,
If you mother has an Ejection Fraction is 60+ she doesn't have heart failure and lasix the wrong medicine:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-information/heart-failure
If used for the wrong indications, lasix will cause dehydration. I recommend a chest Xray first
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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