Frumide 40 mg/5 mg Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

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

Benefits of Frumide Tablet

In Edema

Edema is caused by your body retaining too much water. Frumide 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 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 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.

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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.

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Therapeutic Class
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FAQs

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

Yes, the use of Frumide 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 Frumide 40 mg/5 mg Tablet if I feel well?

No, keep using Frumide 40 mg/5 mg Tablet as advised by your doctor, even if you feel well. Stopping Frumide 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 Frumide 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 Frumide 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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