Diucontin K 20 mg/300 mg Tablet

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Composition for Diucontin K 20 mg/300 mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Hypertension, Nutritional deficiencies, Hypercalcemia (Increased calcium levels in blood)
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Medicine Overview of Diucontin K 20 mg/300 mg Tablet

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Uses of Furosemide

Furosemide is used in the treatment of hypertension and hypercalcemia.
It is also used to relieve fluid overload (edema) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.
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Side effects of Furosemide

Common

Dehydration, Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Increased blood uric acid, Hearing loss.

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How to use Furosemide

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Diucontin K 20 mg/300 mg Tablet works

Furosemide is a diuretic. It acts on kidneys and removes excess water and certain electrolytes from the body through urine.
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Uses of Potassium Chloride

Potassium Chloride is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.
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Side effects of Potassium Chloride

Common

Nausea, Numbness, Tingling sensation, Allergic reaction, Cardiac toxicity, Chest pain, Anxiety, Confusion, Diarrhoea, Altered heart rate, Black and bloody stools, Muscle weakness, Muscle paralysiss, Stomach pain, Stomach swelling, Vomiting, Weakness.

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How to use Potassium Chloride

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.

How Diucontin K 20 mg/300 mg Tablet works

Potassium chloride provides essential nutrients.

In Depth Information on Diucontin K 20 mg/300 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Furosemide

  • Inform your doctor if you have dizziness, fatigue, or muscle weakness that stays for a long time.
  • Furosemide can cause dehydration and lower blood potassium levels. Take potassium supplements or diet rich in potassium (banana, spinach, coconut water etc.) as Furosemide may cause potassium deficiency.
  • Get kidney function tests, blood electrolyte, glucose, uric acid and lipid levels on a regular basis.
  • Before taking Furosemide, inform your doctor if you have
    • Allergy to Furosemide or to sulfonylureas which are used to treat diabetes (e.g. glibenclamide, glipizide)
    • Diabetes mellitus, as Furosemide can increase your sugar levels
     
  • Furosemide starts to work in half an hour.
  • Avoid taking Furosemide at bedtime as it makes you urinate frequently. Take it at least four hours before going to bed.
  • Furosemide can cause low blood pressure and you may feel dizzy for first few days. 
    • Do not stand up suddenly from a sitting or lying position, you may fall. 
    • Avoid driving or use of any machines that requires you to be alert.

Expert advice for Potassium Chloride

  • The concentration of intravenous infusion solution should not exceed 3.2 g (43 mmol)/l.
  • Do not take potassium chloride if you have kidney, heart problems, high blood pressure or high blood potassium level.
  • Avoid using potassium chloride, if you have Addison disease (adrenal gland disorder); severe tissue injury such as burn; severe dehydration, blockage of stomach or intestine or diarrhea from long time.
Warnings
Special precautions for Diucontin K 20 mg/300 mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Furosemide with alcohol may have additive effects in
lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Diucontin K 20 mg/300 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Diucontin K 20 mg/300 mg Tablet is probably safe to use duri
ng lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Diucontin K 20 mg/300 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sle
epy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Diucontin K 20 mg/300 mg Tablet should be used with caution
in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Diucontin K 20 mg/300 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Diucontin K 20 mg/300 mg Tablet should be used with caution
in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Diucontin K 20 mg/300 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Diucontin K 20 mg/300 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Furosemide

Q. How is Furosemide different from Torasemide?
Both Furosemide and Torasemide are loop diuretics and are used to treat high blood pressure and edema caused by an underlying liver, kidney or lung diseases but Furosemide is also used in the treatment of hypercalcemia (high calcium levels in the blood). However, Torasemide has a long duration of action and is safe to use in patients with renal failure as compared to furosemide.

Frequently asked questions for Potassium Chloride

Q. Is potassium chloride a strong electrolyte?
Potassium chloride is a strong electrolyte
Q. Is potassium chloride safe?
Potassium chloride is safe if used as recommended
Q. Is potassium chloride a base?
Potassium chloride is not a base or acid, it is neutral with a PH value of 7.

Substitutes for Diucontin K

No substitutes found for this medicine
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