What is Frusenex® Furosemide Tablet?
Frusenex® Furosemide Diuretic Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called diuretics or water tablets. It is used to reduce the swelling (edema) caused by too much water in the body in people who have heart failure, liver, or kidney disease. This medicine is also used to treat high blood pressure. Frusenex 100 Tablet is a diuretic. It removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body by increasing the amount of urine produced.
Frusenex® Furosemide Diuretic Tablet helps your body get rid of extra water and salt through urine. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines as per the dose advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food and should be taken at the same time each day. It is best to avoid taking this medicine within 4 hours of your bedtime to prevent having to get up at night to urinate.
It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. If you stop taking it without consulting your doctor, your condition may worsen. Lifestyle changes like reducing stress, restricting salt intake, and stopping smoking may help this medication work better.
Common side effects of this medicine include hypotension, electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, decreased sodium levels in the blood, decreased potassium levels in the blood, and decreased magnesium levels in the blood. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. Consult your doctor if they bother you or do not go away.
Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests and electrolyte levels is important while using this medicine. It may reduce the potassium level in your blood so your doctor may ask you to add potassium-rich foods to your diet (such as bananas, coconut water, etc.) or prescribe supplements.
In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure). Frusenex 100 Tablet prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and allows the salt to be removed from your urine instead. It also helps get rid of excess water. This helps to lower your blood pressure and makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. When your blood pressure is lower, you are less at risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. You should make appropriate lifestyle changes to help this medicine be effective and you need to take it regularly.
In Treatment of Edema. Frusenex 100 Tablet works by increasing the amount of urine produced. This helps your body get rid of extra water thereby relieving symptoms such as shortness of breath and swelling in your arms, legs, or abdomen. This will help you go about your daily activities more easily and make you more confident about being active. Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes to help this medicine be effective.
Furosemide Side Effects
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them. Common side effects of Frusenex:
- Decreased potassium level in blood
- Decreased magnesium level in blood
- Decreased blood pressure
- Electrolyte imbalance
- Decreased sodium level in the blood