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Fanton 2.5mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Fanton 2.5mg Tablet is a type of diuretic (water pill). It reduces the excess fluid levels in the body and is used to treat edema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney, or lung disease. It is also used in treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure).

Fanton 2.5mg Tablet is a fast-acting medicine that makes you lose excess water through urine. This medicine should be taken only during day time to avoid frequent urination at night. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. Regular monitoring of kidney function and electrolytes is important while using this medicine. Dizziness and headache may occur as side effects initially, but these improve with time.

Side effects of Fanton Tablet

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Gastrointesinal symptoms
  • Muscle cramp

How to use Fanton 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. Fanton 2.5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Fanton Tablet works

Fanton 2.5mg Tablet is a thiazide diuretic. It lowers blood pressure by removing the extra water and certain electrolytes from the body. Over time it also works by relaxing blood vessels and improving blood flow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Fanton 2.5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fanton 2.5mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Fanton 2.5mg 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
Fanton 2.5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Fanton 2.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fanton 2.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Fanton 2.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Fanton 2.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Fanton Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Fanton 2.5mg 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

  • It makes you feel dizzy. Avoid driving and attention requiring activity until you know how it affects you.
  • Avoid alcohol intake while taking Fanton 2.5mg Tablet as it may increase the dizziness. 
  • It may cause a sudden drop of sodium level in blood. Avoid low sodium diet while you are taking this medication.
  • Monitor your blood pressure after starting Fanton 2.5mg Tablet, and notify your doctor if it does not lower down.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or muscle weakness that does not go away.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Fanton with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Amom, Samlodon, Amodep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Hospicin B, Amfocare, Amphocil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Becoride
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can Fanton cause gout?

Use of Fanton may impact the patients already diagnosed with gout. Inform your doctor if you have gout before starting Fanton. The reason being, this medicine can increase the levels of uric acid in blood in these patients. Such patients may experience episodes of gout while on Fanton. Your doctor may advise regular monitoring of uric acid.

Q. Can Fanton increase blood sugar?

Fanton may increase blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. Tell your doctor if you have diabetes as your insulin requirements may change or the dose of your antidiabetic medicines may need modification. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is important in diabetes patients taking Fanton.

Q. Does Fanton make you sleepy?

No, Fanton does not make you sleepy. But, if there is excessive loss of salts (hyponatremia, hypokalaemia, or electrolyte imbalance), then it may make you drowsy. Other warning signals of electrolyte imbalance include dry mouth, thirst, weakness, fatigue, lethargy, restlessness, muscle pain or cramps. Electrolyte imbalance may also lead to decreased urine output, increased heart beat and decreased blood pressure. In case you notice any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.

Q. Does Fanton make you urinate more?

Use of Fanton tend to increase the frequency of urination in some patients. Fanton belongs to thiazide class of medicines which are diuretics. These medicines make your body get rid of extra fluid through your kidneys. This also increases the amount of salts (sodium and potassium) and water that you get rid off from the body, helping in decreasing the blood pressure.

Q. How long does it take Fanton to start working?

The action of Fanton is gradual. While the initial effects may be seen within a week, it may take several months to experience the full benefits.

Q. Can I take Fanton for weight loss?

No, Fanton is not a medicine for weight loss. This medicine is used to lower high blood pressure and to reduce fluid overload in cases of heart failure. In case you experience weight loss while taking Fanton, it may be due to fluid loss and not due to body fat.

Q. Is it safe to take Fanton if I am ill?

If you are sick or have fever with sweating or are experiencing vomiting or diarrhea, you should contact your doctor. To cope up with these, you may be advised to stop Fanton for 2-3 days and continue it after you are well. The reason being, if you are sick, then there can be electrolyte imbalance. Taking Fanton may enhance this imbalance. Therefore, it should be stopped for 2-3 days.

Q. How much fluid should I drink while taking Fanton?

It is usually best to drink normal amounts of fluids while taking Fanton. It is important not to remain thirsty for long periods and to keep yourself hydrated. If you have heart failure or kidney failure, then you need to restrict your fluid intake after discussing with your doctor.

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