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General Information on Furosemide and Spironolactone

Generic Name : Furosemide and Spironolactone

Latest prescription information about Furosemide and Spironolactone. 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 : Y54.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Diuretics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Furosemide and Spironolactone

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

Why is Furosemide and Spironolactone Prescribed? (Indications)

This combination medication contains diuretics, prescribed for congestive heart failure and fluid retention. 

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

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, anuria, low volume of fluid in the blood, low level of blood minerals, low blood pressure, kidney failure, Addison's disease, children, and lactation.

What is the dosage of Furosemide and Spironolactone?

Adult: PO- Per tab contains furosemide 20 mg and spironolactone 50 mg: 1-4 tabs/day.

How should Furosemide and Spironolactone be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Furosemide and Spironolactone?

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.

What are the side effects of Furosemide and Spironolactone?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Furosemide and Spironolactone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Furosemide and Spironolactone?

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

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