Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet

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Composition for Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Hypertension, Hypercalcemia (Increased calcium levels in blood), Heart failure
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Medicine Overview of Exna K 40 mg/5 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 Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet works

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

Amiloride is used in the treatment of hypertension, heart failure, cirrhosis and low potassium.
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Side effects of Amiloride

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Leg cramps, Headache.

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How to use Amiloride

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 Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet works

Amiloride lowers the swelling by removing the levels of excess water and electrolytes in the body. Amiloride does this without loss of potassium from the body.

In Depth Information on Exna K 40 mg/5 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 Amiloride

  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from/have a history of difficulty in breathing, diabetes/heart/liver disease, abnormal levels of salts (electrolytes) in blood, increased blood urea levels, increased levels of acid in blood (acidosis).
  • Do not take potassium supplements along with amiloride, it can cause severe hyperkalaemia.
  • Amiloride may interfere with the results of glucose tolerance test. Talk to your doctor about instructions on use of this medicine before undergoing the test.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or are planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
  • Do not use high salt diet while on amiloride treatment.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects. 
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as amiloride can cause dizziness.
Warnings
Special precautions for Exna K 40 mg/5 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.

Taking Amiloride 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
Exna K 40 mg/5 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
Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lact
ation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, ti
red, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
CAUTION
Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in pati
ents with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Exna K 40 mg/5 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 Amiloride

Q. Is Amiloride a sulfa drug/contain sulfa?
No. Amiloride is not a sulfa drug (does not belong to sulfonamide group of medicines)
Q. Is amiloride the same as amlodipine?
No. Amiloride and amlodipine are two different drugs and are used for treatment of different illnesses. Consult your doctor before administering any of these drugs
Q. Is amiloride a loop diuretic/beta blocker/aldosterone antagonist/thiazide?
No. Amiloride is not a loop diuretic / a beta blocker or aldosterone antagonist. Neither does it belong to the ‘thiazide' group of medicines. It is a potassium–sparing diuretic
Q. Is Amiloride a generic?
Yes, Amiloride is a generic name of the medicine that belongs to class of drug called as diuretics
Q. Does Amiloride cause gout?
Increase in blood uric acid levels is known side effect of Amiloride, which can occasionally lead to gout attacks. Consult a doctor if you observe any symptoms related to gout after taking this medicine
Q. Does Amiloride cause hair loss/acidosis?
Hair loss/acidosis is a known side effect of Amiloride
Q. How does Amiloride cause hyperkalemia/does it cause hyponatremia?
Amiloride has potassium conserving ability and hence may cause hyperkalemia. It prevents absorption and promotes the loss of sodium from the body and hence may cause hyponatremia
Q. Does Amiloride cause gynecomastia/weight gain?
Amiloride is not known to cause gynecomastia or weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you observe such symptoms after taking this medicine.
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