Frusenex 40mg Tablet

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Geno Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Frusenex 40mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

Hypertension, Hypercalcemia (Increased calcium levels in blood)
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Alcohol
4.76
₹0.48/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Frusenex Tablet

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Uses of Frusenex Tablet

Frusenex 40mg Tablet 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 Frusenex Tablet

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 Frusenex 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Frusenex 40mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Frusenex Tablet works

Frusenex 40mg tablet is a diuretic. It acts on kidneys and removes excess water and certain electrolytes from the body through urine.

In Depth Information on Frusenex Tablet

Expert advice for Frusenex Tablet

  • Inform your doctor if you have dizziness, fatigue, or muscle weakness that stays for a long time.
  • Frusenex can cause dehydration and lower blood potassium levels. Take potassium supplements or diet rich in potassium (banana, spinach, coconut water etc.) as Frusenex may cause potassium deficiency.
  • Get kidney function tests, blood electrolyte, glucose, uric acid and lipid levels on a regular basis.
  • Before taking Frusenex, inform your doctor if you have
    • Allergy to Frusenex or to sulfonylureas which are used to treat diabetes (e.g. glibenclamide, glipizide)
    • Diabetes mellitus, as Frusenex can increase your sugar levels
     
  • Frusenex starts to work in half an hour.
  • Avoid taking Frusenex at bedtime as it makes you urinate frequently. Take it at least four hours before going to bed.
  • Frusenex 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Frusenex 40mg 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.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Frusenex 40mg 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
Frusenex 40mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Frusenex 40mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Frusenex 40mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Frusenex 40mg Tablet is recommended.

However, use of Frusenex 40mg Tablet is not recommended in severe kidney disease patients who are unable to pass urine or the kidney damage is due to some medicines. Please inform your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Frusenex 40mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Frusenex 40mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Amlo 5mg Tablet, Stamlo 2.5mg Tablet, Prazopill XL 5mg Tablet, Minipress XL 5mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Furosemide, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Frusenex 40mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Furosemide

Q. How is Frusenex different from Torasemide?
Both Frusenex 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 Frusenex 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.

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