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General Information on Furosemide and Amiloride

Generic Name : Furosemide and Amiloride

Pronunciation : Am-il-or-ride hi-droh-clor-ride- Few-roh-sem-mide

Latest prescription information about Furosemide and Amiloride. 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, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y52.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Hypertensives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Furosemide and Amiloride

India- Amifru, Amimide, Exna-K, Frumil, Lasiride.
International- Frumil.

Why is Furosemide and Amiloride Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication contains diuretics, prescribed for hypertention and fluid retention. 

When should Furosemide and Amiloride not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with kidney disease, unable to urinate, high potassium levels and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Furosemide and Amiloride?

Adult: PO- HTN; Oedema: Per tab contains furosemide 40 mg and amiloride 5 mg: 1-2 tabs/day.

How should Furosemide and Amiloride be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Furosemide and Amiloride?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, heart disease, cirrhosis or other liver disease, breathing disorder, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Furosemide and Amiloride?

   Central Nervous System : Blurred vision, dizziness, headache, fatigue.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, liver dysfunction.
   Metabolic : Increased blood sugar, dry mouth, raised blood levels of glucose, reduced levels of K and magnesium, raised CPK levels.
   Heart : Low blood pressure.
   Skin : Photosensitivity.
   Genitourinary : Impotence.

What are the other precautions for Furosemide and Amiloride?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Furosemide and Amiloride?

Store at 25C.

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