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Furosemide

Furosemide Information

Furosemide Benefits & Uses

Furosemide is used to treat the following -

Furosemide 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.

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Ingredients of Furosemide

Furosemide

Furosemide Side Effects

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

  1. Dehydration Moderate
  2. Decreased potassium level in blood
  3. Hearing Loss Severe
  4. Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level)
  5. Dizziness Mild
  6. Vertigo Mild

Furosemide Related Warnings

Is the use of Furosemide safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Furosemide. If you are pregnant, do not take Furosemide without a doctor's advice.

Severe

Is the use of Furosemide safe during breastfeeding?

Furosemide does not show any harmful effects in lactating women.

Safe

What is the effect of Furosemide on the Kidneys?

There are no side effects of Furosemide on the kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Furosemide on the Liver?

Furosemide has very mild side effects on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Furosemide on the Heart?

Side effects of Furosemide rarely affect the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Furosemide with Other Drugs

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

Aspirin

    Ibuprofen

    Lithium

    Furosemide Contraindications

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

    1. Diabetes

    Frequently asked Questions about Furosemide

    Is this Furosemide habit forming or addictive?

    No, there is no any evidence that Furosemide is addictive.

    No

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Furosemide can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Furosemide is safe as it does not bear any side effects.

    Safe

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Furosemide is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

    Furosemide Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Furosemide

    You can take Furosemide with food.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Furosemide

    Consuming Furosemide with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Dr. Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Dr. Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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    References

    1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lasix (furosemide)
    2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 574
    3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 602-604