How To Take Furosemide: Precautions

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How To Take Furosemide: Precautions
How To Take Furosemide: Precautions

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"Furosemide" is prescribed for high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, renal failure, pulmonary edema. The drug belongs to the group of diuretics (diuretics).

How to take Furosemide: precautions
How to take Furosemide: precautions

How to use "Furosemide"

Furosemide should only be taken as directed by your doctor. The drug is administered orally, intramuscularly, intravenously. The dosage is set individually. "Furosemide" tablets are drunk in the morning on an empty stomach. The initial dose for adults is 20-40 mg, if necessary, it can be increased by 20-40 mg every 6-8 hours. The increased amount is divided into 2-3 doses.

The initial single dose for children is 1-2 mg per 1 kg of body weight, the maximum is 6 mg per 1 kg of body weight. Intramuscularly or intravenously, the drug is administered once in an amount of 20-40 mg. If necessary, the dose is increased every 2 hours by 20 mg. For children, the initial daily amount for parenteral administration is 1 mg per 1 kg of body weight.

"Furosemide" can not be used together with analogues of this drug. The drug is contraindicated in precomatose conditions, hepatic coma, severe electrolyte imbalance, severe kidney and liver failure, gout, hypotension, myocardial infarction, systemic lupus erythematosus, mechanical obstruction of the urinary tract. It is not recommended to use "Furosemide" during pregnancy and lactation.

Precautions during treatment with "Furosemide"

If a course of drug treatment is prescribed, it is necessary to control blood pressure, electrolyte levels (especially potassium), creatinine, uric acid, urea nitrogen. It is necessary to periodically determine the activity of liver enzymes, the level of magnesium and calcium, the content of glucose in urine and blood (with diabetes mellitus). If the condition worsens after using "Furosemide", you need to inform your doctor about it.

The drug may have the following side effects: headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, indigestion, constipation, allergic reactions (edema, dizziness, itching, hives). Furosemide can cause excessive loss of water and minerals (including potassium), resulting in muscle weakness, leg numbness, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, drowsiness, severe dizziness, thirst, dry mouth, vomiting, nausea, increased frequency palpitations, decreased urine volume, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting.

The risk of developing side effects increases in older people. If the patient has diabetes, Furosemide may have an effect on blood sugar levels. If symptoms such as thirst and high blood pressure develop after taking the drug, you may need to make adjustments to your diabetes treatment regimen or diet. During treatment with "Furosemide" it is not recommended to be in the sun, you should limit the use of alcoholic beverages. The drug is used with caution when performing activities requiring increased attention (driving or working with mechanisms).

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