This medication is a diuretic, prescribed for the treatment of swelling and fluid retention due to congestive heart failure, liver and kidney disease. It prevents too much salt absorption in the body.
Contraindicated in people with history of absence of urine, less urination, severe kidney disease, brain disease, severe depletion of blood electrolytes, hypersensitivity.
Dose is based on patient’s condition and response to this medication.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth once daily, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, gout, or kidney or liver problems, during pregnancy and lactation.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery, and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.
• Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it may lead to sunburn.
• Most Common:
Muscle cramps, dizziness, hypotension, headache nausea and encephalopathy.
• Miscellaneous: Impaired hearing, itching, irregular heart rate, weakness, hives, abdominal pain, joint pain, musculoskeletal pain, rash and vomiting.
Monitor blood sugar, kidney and liver functions regularly while taking this medication.
Store tablets at 15° to 30°C.
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