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Furosemide

INFORMATION

Uses

Furosemide is used in the treatment of fluid retention (edema), heart failure, increased blood pressure and hypercalcemia (increased calcium levels in blood).

How it works

Furosemide lowers swelling by increasing the amount of urine, which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body.

Common side effects

Frequent urge to urinate, Jaundice, Abnormal liver function tests, Acne-like rash, Allergic reaction, Itching, Blisters on skin, Blurred vision, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Difficulty in swallowing, Shortness of breath, Headache, Hearing loss, Ringing in ear, Urticaria, Fever

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Content on this page was last updated on 24 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)