Furosemide

Adult patients take the drug at the initial dose of 40 mg (one tablet). If you notice the absence of diuretic effect after six-eight hours, you should re-take another 80-120 mg (two to three tablets). If you notice the lack of diuretic effect, you should take 160 mg of Furosemide. The maintenance dose of Furosemide is usually 40 mg/day. It is prohibited to use the drug Furosemide in a dose of 80 mg/day as a maintenance dose. The maximum daily dose of Furosemide should not exceed 300 mg.

 


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Indications and Dosage

The drug Furosemide is indicated for:

the development of stagnation in the big and small circles of blood circulation due to heart failure;

edema of lungs and brain;

edema in case of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia;

cirrhosis of the liver with symptoms of portal hypertension;

the reception of barbiturates;

arterial hypertension (including relief of hypertensive crises).

You can use a combination of Furosemide and other anti hypertensive drugs.

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Adult patients take the drug at the initial dose of 40 mg (one tablet). If you notice the absence of diuretic effect after six-eight hours, you should re-take another 80-120 mg (two to three tablets). If you notice the lack of diuretic effect, you should take 160 mg of Furosemide. The maintenance dose of Furosemide is usually 40 mg/day. It is prohibited to use the drug Furosemide in a dose of 80 mg/day as a maintenance dose. The maximum daily dose of Furosemide should not exceed 300 mg.

Children use Furosemide at a dose of 1-2 mg/kg of body weight/day.

The duration of treatment with the drug Furosemide is determined in each case individually. The duration of therapy depends on the severity and course of the disease. Furosemide may be bought on our website in any quantity.

Overdose.

The overdose of Furosemide may cause arterial hypotension, orthostatic collapse and other manifestations of hypovolemia (decreased volume of circulating blood). The overdose of Furosemide is required to cease its use and, if necessary, introduce a solution of electrolytes to replenish circulating volume.

Side Effects

Furosemide may develop the following adverse reactions:

nausea;

hyperemia (redness) of the skin;

diarrhea;

itching of the skin;

hypotension;

interstitial nephritis;

reversible reduction of hearing acuity.

In addition, it may cause thirst, dizziness, muscle weakness, depression as a result of enhanced diuresis.

The use of Furosemide may cause hyperuricemia (elevated concentrations of uric acid in the blood), hypokalemia, hyperglycemia (increase level of glucose in the blood), returned (elevated concentrations of uric acid in the urine). It is necessary to reduce the dose of Furosemide or cancel the drug in case of side effects.

Drug Contraindications

Furosemide is contraindicated in:

hypokalemia (decreased potassium levels in the blood);

terminal (last) stage of renal failure;

hepatic coma;

mechanical obstruction of the urinary tract.

Furosemide is not applied in the first half of pregnancy. In the second half of pregnancy Furosemide may be used only after careful evaluation of the ratio “benefit for the mother/risk for fetus”.

Due to the fact that the Furosemide is able to penetrate into breast milk and to suppress lactation, you shouldn’t take during this period or you must stop breast-feeding during treatment with this medicine.

Interaction with Other Medications and Alcohol

It is not recommended to apply a combination of the drug Furosemide gentamicin, cephalosporins, and other means that have a nephrotoxic effect.

Do not drink alcohol during the use of Furosemide.

The Composition and Properties

Active substance of drug is furosemide (40 mg/1 tabl.) Excipients: starch 1500, potato starch, milk sugar, magnesium stearate.

Form release: Furosemide is released in the form of tablets 40 mg, in a package of 20 or 50 tablets.

Furosemide is a potent diuretic (saluretik). Diuretic effect of this drug is achieved due to inhibition of reverse absorption (re-absorption) in the kidney of sodium and chloride ions. Furosemide has a strong, rapidly-advancing and short-term effect, which depends on the dose. If the drug is taken orally, the effect develops within the first hour. The duration of action of this drug after a single oral dose is about four hours. These properties of Furosemide will be used in urgent situations for example, swelling of brain and lungs. Most pronounced diuretic effect of Furosemide was observed after one to two hours after taking the drug.

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