Medication Manual

Generic Name : Furosemide and Spironolactone

TradeName : India- Aldostix, Amifru-S, Aquamide, Fruselac, Fruselac-D, Lasilacton, Minilacton, Spiromide, Spirotic.
International- Lasilactone.

Why it is prescribed : 
This combination medication contains diuretics, prescribed for congestive heart failure and fluid retention.

When it is to be taken : 
Adult: PO- Per tab contains furosemide 20 mg and spironolactone 50 mg: 1-4 tabs/day.

How it should be taken : 
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

Special Instruction : 
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of enlarged prostate, liver impairment, any allergy, dehydration, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy.
* It may lead to dehydration; consult with your healthcare provider before taking this medication.
* It may cause fatigue and dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Monitor kidney function regularly while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 
Most Common - Fluid and electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, nausea, diarrhea, blurred vision, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, low blood pressure, liver dysfunction, high blood sugar.
Genitourinary - Excretion of glucose into the urine, rarely bone marrow depression, breast enlargement in males, excessive hairiness, hoarseness, menstrual irregularities, loss of libido, impotence.

Other Precautions : 
* Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.


    

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