DIUCONTIN K 40 MG/500 MG TABLET

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Composition FOR DIUCONTIN K

Furosemide(40mg),Potassium Chloride(500mg)

food interaction for DIUCONTIN K

alcohol interaction for DIUCONTIN K

pregnancy interaction for DIUCONTIN K

lactation interaction for DIUCONTIN K

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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.
UNSAFE
Diucontin k 40 mg/500 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Diucontin k 40 mg/500 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR DIUCONTIN K

Furosemide(40mg)

Uses

Furosemide is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure and hypercalcemia (increased calcium levels in blood).
It is also used to relieve fluid overload (edema) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.

How it works

Furosemide is a diuretic. It acts on kidneys and removes excess water and electrolytes from the body through urine.

Common side effects

Dehydration, Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Increased blood uric acid, Hearing loss.
Potassium Chloride(500mg)

Uses

Potassium Chloride is used in the treatment of nutritional deficiencies.

How it works

Potassium chloride provides essential nutrients.

Common side effects

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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Expert advice FOR DIUCONTIN K

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions FOR DIUCONTIN K

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.

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 10 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)