Diucontin K

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Diucontin K Information

Diucontin K is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. The alternative uses of Diucontin K have also been explained below.

The optimal dosage of Diucontin K is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Diucontin K as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Diucontin K are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Diucontin K's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. In addition, Diucontin K's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Diucontin K related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Diarrhea (Loose Motions), Dehydration, Hyperkalemia must refrain from the use of Diucontin K since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Diucontin K are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug interactions for Diucontin K have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Diucontin K is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



Diucontin K Benefits & Uses

Diucontin K is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Diucontin K Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Potassium Deficiency
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Furosemide (40 mg) Potassium Chloride ( 500 mg)/Tablet
Adult
  • Disease: Potassium Deficiency
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Furosemide (40 mg) Potassium Chloride ( 500 mg)/Tablet
Geriatric
  • Disease: Potassium Deficiency
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 Tablet
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dosage strength: Furosemide (40 mg) Potassium Chloride ( 500 mg)/Tablet


Diucontin K Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Diucontin K is used -

Severe

Moderate

  • Dehydration
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Confusion

Mild

Diucontin K Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Diucontin K safe for pregnant women?


    There are no side effects of Diucontin K in pregnant women.

  • Is the use of Diucontin K safe during breastfeeding?


    Diucontin K does not show any harmful effects in lactating women.

  • What is the effect of Diucontin K on the Kidneys?


    Diucontin K is completely safe for kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Diucontin K on the Liver?


    There are no any side effects of Diucontin K on the liver.

  • What is the effect of Diucontin K on the Heart?


    You can take Diucontin K without any fear of damage to the heart.



Severe Interaction of Diucontin K with Other Drugs

Diucontin K should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Diucontin K Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Diucontin K unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Diucontin K

  • Is this Diucontin K habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Diucontin K has not been reported.

Diucontin K Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Diucontin K


    It is safe to take Diucontin K with food.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Diucontin K


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Diucontin K with alcohol will be.



Frequently asked Questions about Diucontin K

Question over 3 years ago

Can Diucontin K cause diarrhoea?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Yes, Diucontin K can cause diarrhoea but this occurs only in a few cases. It is a known side effect of this medicine. The exact cause behind this is not known. To keep yourself well hydrated, drink plenty of fluids while you are using this drug. If you are experiencing severe diarrhoea after taking this drug, consult your doctor immediately without any further delay. 

Question about 4 years ago

What is Diucontin K?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

Diucontin K is a brand name of furosemide and it comes in different forms such as tablet and injections. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of drugs called loop diuretics (high-ceiling sulfonamide diuretics) or famously known as water pills. It is used for the treatment of edema (swelling due to an accumulation of excessive fluid) associated with the diseases such as congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, and nephrotic syndrome. It is also used for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure).

Question over 3 years ago

Does Diucontin K reduce blood pressure?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Diucontin K reduces the blood pressure. It works by increasing the rate of urine formation by inhibiting the sodium and potassium reabsorption from the kidney, this leads to decrease in blood volume and blood pressure which provides relief from swelling and high blood pressure to the patient. 

Question almost 4 years ago

Can I take Diucontin K without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

Diucontin K is a prescription drug, hence do not take Diucontin K without consulting doctor. It can be harmful for patients to take this medicine without doctor's advice.

Question almost 4 years ago

How long can I safely take Diucontin K?

Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

Take Diucontin K as advised by your doctor. Do not discontinue the drug suddenly or take it longer than prescribed by your doctor.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lasix (furosemide)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 574

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 602-604

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Potassium Chloride

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1041-1042



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