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General Information on Furosemide

Generic Name : Furosemide

Pronunciation : fur oh' se mide

Latest prescription information about Furosemide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y54.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Diuretics

Other Name(s) of Furosemide


Why is Furosemide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a diuretic agent, prescribed for fluid retention in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease or kidney disorder.  It helps the kidney to get rid of unwanted water from the body.

When should Furosemide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Furosemide?

PO- The usual initial dose is 20 to 80 mg given as a single dose. Max: 600 mg/day.

How should Furosemide be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Furosemide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, gout, kidney or liver disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Avoid exposure to sunlight.

What are the side effects of Furosemide?

   Gastrointestinal : Liver impairment, jaundice, loss of appetite, elevated liver enzyme levels, inflammation of pancreas, stomach irritation, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, nausea and vomiting.
   Hypersensitivity : Severe anaphylactic (e.g. with shock) and inflammatory of blood vessels.
   Central Nervous System : Ringing in the ear, hearing loss, tingling, vertigo, dizziness, headache and blurred vision/visual defect.
   Blood : Anemia, decrease in platelets and white blood cells.
   Skin : Skin inflammation, redness, bruising, photosensitivity, hives, rash, itching, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and skin damage.
   Heart : Increase in cholesterol and low blood pressure.
   Miscellaneous : Increased sugar, muscle spasm, weakness, restlessness, urinary bladder spasm and fever.

What are the other precautions for Furosemide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Furosemide?

Store it at room temperature (25°C) and in an airtight container.

Last Updated : Apr 2018

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Information - Furosemide is used to reduce extra fluid in the body (edema) caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease, and kidney disease. This can lessen symptoms such as shortness of breath and swelling in your arms, legs, and abdomen.

This drug is also used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.

Furosemide is a "water pill" (diuretic) that causes you to make more urine. This helps your body get rid of extra water and salt. For More info visit here: lasixgeneric.com

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