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Furosemide + Spironolactone

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Furosemide + Spironolactone Uses

Furosemide+Spironolactone is used for Edema. It treats oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.

How Furosemide + Spironolactone works

Furosemide + Spironolactone is a combination of two medicines: Furosemide and Spironolactone. Furosemide is a diuretic which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body through urine. Over time, it also relaxes blood vessels, but causes potassium loss. Spironolactone is also a diuretic which conserves potassium, thereby balancing its levels in the body.

Common side effects of Furosemide + Spironolactone

Breast enlargement in male, Electrolyte imbalance, Volume depletion
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Expert advice for Furosemide + Spironolactone

  • Furosemide + Spironolactone 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.

Frequently asked questions for Furosemide + Spironolactone

Furosemide + Spironolactone

Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Furosemide+Spironolactone?

Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Furosemide+Spironolactone?

The use of Furosemide+Spironolactone should be avoided in patients with hypersensitivity to furosemide, sulfonylureas or spironolactone or any other ingredient of the product. The use of this medicine should also be avoided in patients with anuria, acute renal insufficiency, hepatic coma and pre-coma, low blood pressure (hypotension), cardiac arrhythmias, patients taking aminoglycosides or cephalosporins, kidney dysfunction due to drugs which cause renal damage, patients with high potassium levels (hyperkalemia), Addison's disease and in children with moderate to severe renal impairment.

Q. What is Furosemide+Spironolactone?

Furosemide+Spironolactone is a fixed-dose combination of furosemide (a loop diuretic) and spironolactone (an antagonist of aldosterone). Both are diuretics and they help to remove excess fluid from the body. The use of this combination is advised in patients of congestive heart failure (heart failure leading to fluid accumulation in the lung and rest of the body), nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disorder), liver cirrhosis with fluid retention (edema) and swelling of the abdomen (ascites).

Q. Is it safe to use Furosemide+Spironolactone?

Yes, Furosemide+Spironolactone is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like dizziness, dehydration, decreased sodium level in blood, breast enlargement in males, decreased magnesium level in blood, decreased calcium level in blood, increased blood uric acid. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.

Q. Can the use of Furosemide+Spironolactone cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Furosemide+Spironolactone can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better. Do not drive or use any machines.

Q. Can the use of Furosemide+Spironolactone cause gout?

Yes, Furosemide+Spironolactone can cause gout. Furosemide+Spironolactone contains furosemide which can increase the blood uric acid levels by increasing its absorption from the kidneys. Increased uric acid levels can cause a gout attack. Inform your doctor if you have hyperuricemia (excess of uric acid in blood) or a history of gout before taking this medicine. Use of Furosemide+Spironolactone should be avoided in patients with gout.

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