Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Hypertension, Hypercalcemia (Increased calcium levels in blood), Heart failure
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₹2.38/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet

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Uses of Furosemide

Furosemide is used in the treatment of hypertension and hypercalcemia.
It is also used to relieve fluid overload (edema) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.
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Side effects of Furosemide

Common

Dehydration, Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Increased blood uric acid, Hearing loss.

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How to use Furosemide

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.

How Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet works

Furosemide is a diuretic. It acts on kidneys and removes excess water and electrolytes from the body through urine.
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Uses of Triamterene

Triamterene is used in the treatment of hypertension, heart failure, cirrhosis and low potassium.
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Side effects of Triamterene

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Leg cramps.

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How to use Triamterene

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.

How Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet works

Triamterene lowers the swelling by removing the levels of excess water and electrolytes in the body. Triamterene does this without loss of potassium from the body.

In Depth Information on Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet

Expert advice for Furosemide

  • Inform your doctor if you have dizziness, fatigue, or muscle weakness that stays for a long time.
  • Furosemide can cause dehydration and lower blood potassium levels. Take potassium supplements or diet rich in potassium (banana, spinach, coconut water etc.) as Furosemide may cause potassium deficiency.
  • Get kidney function tests, blood electrolyte, glucose, uric acid and lipid levels on a regular basis.
  • Before taking Furosemide, inform your doctor if you have
    • Allergy to Furosemide or to sulfonylureas which are used to treat diabetes (e.g. glibenclamide, glipizide)
    • Diabetes mellitus, as Furosemide can increase your sugar levels
     
  • Furosemide starts to work in half an hour.
  • Avoid taking Furosemide at bedtime as it makes you urinate frequently. Take it at least four hours before going to bed. 
  • Furosemide can cause low blood pressure and you may feel dizzy for first few days. 
    • Do not stand up suddenly from a sitting or lying position, you may fall. 
    • Avoid driving or use of any machines that requires you to be alert.

Expert advice for Triamterene

  • Do not take the triamterene if you are allergic to it or to any other content in the medicine or to sulfonamide class of drugs.
  • Do not take the triamterene if you have serious liver or kidney disorder; Addison’s disease; high levels of potassium in your blood (hyperkalemia); diabetes mellitus, excess uric acid in the body (gout) or deficiency of folic acid.
  • Do not start or continue triamterene if you have enlarged prostate or difficulty in passing urine.
  • Avoid using triamterene if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding a baby.
Warnings
Special precautions for Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking Furosemide with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.

Taking Triamterene with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during
lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy
, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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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.
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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.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Frusemene 20 mg/50 mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Furosemide

Q. How is Furosemide different from Torasemide?
Both Furosemide and Torasemide are loop diuretics and are used to treat high blood pressure and edema caused by an underlying liver, kidney or lung diseases but Furosemide is also used in the treatment of hypercalcemia (high calcium levels in the blood). However, Torasemide has a long duration of action and is safe to use in patients with renal failure as compared to furosemide.

Frequently asked questions for Triamterene

Q. Is triamterene beta-blocker/ACE inhibitor/sulfa drug/ calcium-channel blocker/ blood thinner /thiazide diuretic?
No. Triamterene is not a beta-blocker/ACE inhibitor/sulfa drug/ blood thinner/thiazide diuretic. It is a potassium sparing diuretic
Q. Is Triamterene safe?
Yes. Triamterene is relatively safe if used as recommended. In case of any side-effects, consult your doctor
Q. Can I take Triamterene with Benadryl, Advil or phentermine?
Triamterene should not be taken with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Advil (ibuprofen). It can be taken with phentermine only if prescribed by your doctor
Q. Does Triamterene cause weight loss, weight gain, erectile dysfunction, low blood pressure or constipation?
Triamterene may cause weight gain, low blood pressure or erectile dysfunction. Triamterene alone is not expected to cause weight loss or constipation (unless taken in combination with hydrochlorothiazide). If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
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