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furosemide Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What dosages is furosemide available in?

What dosages is furosemide available in?

furosemide is available as a 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg oral tablet and a 10 mg/ml and 40 mg/5 ml oral solution.

What is furosemide used for?

What is furosemide used for?

furosemide is a loop diuretic that is used to treat swelling (edema) due to heart failure, liver problems, or kidney problems and high blood pressure.

How does furosemide work?

How does furosemide work?

furosemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that makes you urinate more. It works in the kidneys to get rid of extra water and electrolytes (like sodium and potassium), which helps ease swelling and lowers blood pressure.

How do I take furosemide?

How do I take furosemide?

furosemide is typically given in dose ranges from 20 mg to 80 mg by mouth once. Your physician will adjust your dose depending on how your body responds to this medication. You typically take furosemide (furosemide) once or twice daily. Your child’s pediatrician will determine the dose for your child based on their body weight.

Is it safe for me to take furosemide?

Is it safe for me to take furosemide?

furosemide is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have anuria.

furosemide Common Side Effects

furosemide Common Side Effects

Common side effects of furosemide:

  • Urinating more often
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Feeling off balance when you get up suddenly
  • Skin sensitive to the sun
furosemide Serious Side Effects

furosemide Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with furosemide. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Severe dehydration and electrolyte imbalance: dry mouth, extreme thirst, weakness, low energy, drowsiness, muscle pain or cramps, fast heart beat, nausea, vomiting, not making urine
  • Serious skin reaction: painful blisters, peeling skin, rash
    Severe allergic reaction: feeling lightheaded, dizziness, trouble breathing, throat closing up, swollen face, hives, nausea, vomiting, itching
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on furosemide

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on furosemide

The following medications may interact with furosemide:

  • Aminoglycoside antibiotics: Increased potential ototoxicity of the antibiotics. Avoid combination
  • Ethacrynic acid: Risk of ototoxicity. Avoid combination
  • Salicylates: Risk of salicylate toxicity
  • Cisplatin and nephrotoxic drugs: Risk of ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity
  • Lithium: Risk of lithium toxicity
  • Renin-angiotensin inhibitors: Increased risk of hypotension and renal failure
  • Adrenergic blocking drugs: Risk of potentiation.
  • Drugs undergoing renal tubular secretion: Risk of toxicity potentiation
Who makes furosemide?

Who makes furosemide?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is furosemide safe in pregnancy?

Is furosemide safe in pregnancy?

furosemide use has not demonstrated a drug-associated risk of major birth defects, miscarriage, or other adverse maternal or fetal outcomes with furosemide use during pregnancy. You should talk to your healthcare provider before taking this medication if you are pregnant.

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