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Frumide 40 mg/5 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Frumide 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 Frumide 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 Frumide Tablet

Side effects of Frumide 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 Frumide

  • 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 cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Weakness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Dehydration
    Make sure you drink enough fluids (not alcohol or coffee). Cooled or iced liquids may go down more easily. Eat moist food such as fruits, vegetables and soups. Use a moisturizing cream on your skin and a lubricating lip balm if your lips are dry.
  • Coping with Muscle cramp
    Tell your doctor straight away because sometimes the muscle pain may be a sign of something more serious. A lower dosage or a different medication might be needed. Try to relax the cramping muscle by stretching it and holding the stretch. You might massage the muscle or apply a heat pad to the area after stretching. Avoid exercising too much. Stay well-hydrated. Do not take over-the-counter pain relievers unless the doctor prescribes it. Your doctor may also suggest taking supplements, such as calcium, magnesium oxide or potassium oxide depending on your needs.
  • Coping with Decreased magnesium level in blood
    You will need a blood test to find out if the magnesium level in your blood is low. If your medicine is causing this, you may need to stop taking it. To help manage low levels, ask your doctor about taking a suitable magnesium supplement. Drink plenty of water and fluids to stay hydrated. Avoid alcohol and smoking as they can decrease the absorption of magnesium. Some foods contain higher levels of magnesium. These include almonds, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate and peanuts. In general, seeds, nuts, cocoa, beans, oily fish and whole grains are good sources. Talk to your doctor if the condition persists.

How to use Frumide 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. Frumide 40 mg/5 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Frumide 40 mg/5 mg Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Frumide Tablet works

Frumide 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 Frumide 40 mg/5 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Frumide 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Frumide 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
Frumide 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
Frumide 40 mg/5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Frumide 40 mg/5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Frumide 40 mg/5 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Frumide 40 mg/5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Frumide 40 mg/5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Frumide 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.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Can I feel dizzy after taking Frumide?

Yes, the use of Frumide 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 Frumide if I feel well?

No, keep using Frumide as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Frumide suddenly may lead to serious complications such as heart attack and stroke.

Q. Is it safe to get an MRI while using Frumide?

No, it is not safe to get an MRI scan or other scans which use radioactive dye. Contrast dye and Frumide 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

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  2. Furosemide + amiloride hydrochloride. Ellerslie, Auckland: Sanofi-Aventis; 2017. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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