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Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Frusemene 20 mg/50 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.

It is best to take Frusemene 20 mg/50 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.

Dryness of mouth and dehydration are very 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 might cause dizziness or tiredness, if happens rise slowly from sitting position or avoid driving.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have any liver or kidney disease. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. 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 Frusemene Tablet

Side effects of Frusemene 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 Frusemene

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Dehydration
  • Weakness
  • Decreased sodium level in blood
  • Decreased magnesium level in blood
  • Decreased calcium level in blood
  • Increased uric acid level in blood

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 Dryness in mouth
    Keep a drink available that you can sip through the day. Rinse your mouth with warm salted water and chew sugarless gum or hard candy. Try breathing through your nose more often than your mouth. Avoid caffeinated beverages, smoking and alcohol because they can make your condition worse. Use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy, salty or sugary. If this side effect bothers you or does not go away, talk to your doctor about artificial saliva products or other suitable treatments.
  • 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 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 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 Frusemene 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. Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Frusemene Tablet works

Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Furosemide and Triamterene. Furosemide and triamterene. They act on different parts of your kidney to get 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 Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Frusemene 20 mg/50 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test and potassium levels may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Frusemene 20 mg/50 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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References

  1. Furosemide and Triamterene. Finland: Orion Corporation; 2018. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Furosemide. Morgantown, West Virginia: Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.; 2016. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Triamterene. London, UK: ADVANZ Pharma; 1994 [revised 09 May 2014]. [Accessed 11 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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