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    Furosemide

    Information about Furosemide

    Furosemide uses

    Furosemide is used in the treatment of oedema, hypertension and hypercalcemia.
    It treats oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.

    How furosemide works

    Furosemide is a loop diuretic. It acts on kidneys and removes excess water and certain electrolytes from the body through urine.

    Common side effects of furosemide

    Dehydration, Decreased potassium level in blood, Decreased magnesium level in blood, Increased blood uric acid

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    Expert advice for Furosemide

    • Furosemide helps removes excess water from your body and lower blood pressure.
    • Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
    • May cause dizziness in the initial days of treatment.
    • Monitor your blood pressure after starting Furosemide, and notify your doctor if it hasn't gone down.
    • Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.
    • Take potassium supplements or potassium-rich diet (banana, spinach, coconut water etc) as Furosemide can decrease your potassium levels and lead to dehydration.
    • Requires routine blood tests to monitor your kidney function.

    Frequently asked questions for Furosemide

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    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 11 January, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)