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Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines used to reduce excess fluid levels in the body. It is used to treat edema (fluid overload) and some cases of hypertension (high blood pressure).

It is best to take Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet in the morning along with food in order to avoid frequent urination at night time. For better results, it is suggested to take it at the same time every day.  The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you.

Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, dizziness or muscle weakness are some common side effects of this medicine. It might lower down the level of calcium, sodium, and magnesium in the blood. Hence, regular monitoring of kidney function and electrolytes is important while using this medicine.

It is generally safe to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have any liver or kidney disease. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

Uses of Exna K Tablet

Benefits of Exna K Tablet

In Treatment of Edema

Edema is caused by your body retaining too much water. Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet helps get rid of the extra water and electrolytes from your body by increasing the amount of urine produced. This enables your body to get rid of extra water thereby relieving symptoms such as shortness of breath and swelling in your arms, legs or abdomen. Therefore, you can carry out your daily activities more comfortably. Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes to get maximum benefits.

Side effects of Exna K Tablet

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 Exna K

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Dehydration
  • Muscle cramp
  • Decreased sodium level in blood
  • Decreased magnesium level in blood
  • Decreased calcium level in blood
  • Increased blood uric acid

How to use Exna K Tablet

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. Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Exna K Tablet works

Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Furosemide and Amiloride. They act on different parts of your kidney to remove extra water and certain electrolytes while maintaining the potassium balance in your body.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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.
Liver
CAUTION
Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Exna K Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet helps removes excess water from your body.
  • Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It may cause excessive urine production, dehydration, and low electrolyte levels. Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
  • Your doctor may regularly monitor your blood pressure, kidney function and the level of salts such as potassium and sodium in your blood while you're taking this medication.

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FAQs

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet?

Yes, the use of Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet can make you feel dizzy. This may occur when you suddenly rise up from lying or sitting position. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.

Q. Can I stop taking Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet if I feel well?

No, keep using Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

Q. Is it safe to get an MRI while using Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet?

No, it is not safe to get an MRI scan or other scans which use radioactive dye. Contrast dye and Exna K 40 mg/5 mg Tablet can harm your kidneys when used simultaneously.

Q. Are there any special instructions regarding storage and disposal of this medicine?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
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References

  1. Amiloride hydrochloride and furosemide. South Ruislip, UK: Milpharm Limited; 2018. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Furosemide + amiloride hydrochloride. Ellerslie, Auckland: Sanofi-Aventis; 2017. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Amiloride hydrochloride + furosemide. Guildford, Surrey: Aventis Pharma; 2006 [revised 16 May 2018]. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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