"Furosemide" is a fast-acting diuretic that enhances the excretion of chlorine and sodium from the body. Available in the form of a solution for injection and tablets. The drug reduces the pressure in the pulmonary artery and in the left ventricle of the heart. Effective in both acidosis and alkalosis.
"Furosemide" is prescribed for congestion in the systemic and pulmonary circulation, cirrhosis of the liver, acute and chronic renal failure, eclampsia, edema of the brain and lungs, poisoning with barbiturates. Also, the drug is indicated for patients with severe forms of hypertension, in which other diuretic medications are not effective. Also, "Furosemide" is recommended to relieve a sharp and rapid rise in blood pressure. The drug is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to the elements of the drug, stenosis of the urethra, glomerulonephritis, hypokalemia, precomatose state, hepatic coma, gout, cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, digitalis intoxication and other diseases. Only a doctor prescribes the drug, self-medication can lead to a deplorable state of the patient.
"Furosemide" is used intravenously, intramuscularly and inside. The tablet is used at 40 mg once a day in the morning. If necessary, the daily dose is increased to 160 mg. In such cases, the drug is taken in half and taken at intervals of 6 hours. Also, the dosage is raised to 240-320 mg in severe renal failure. After the edema disappears, the dosage is gradually reduced to the minimum and the interval between doses is increased to 2 days. In case of hypertension, the drug is recommended to drink 20-40 mg once a day. The drug is taken before meals.
While taking Furosemide, skin redness, hypotension, diarrhea, nausea, hearing impairment, nephritis, depression, dizziness, thirst and muscle weakness may occur. It is possible to lower the level of potassium in the body and increase the level of glucose. If side effects appear, it is necessary to stop using the drug or reduce its dose.
Before starting therapy with "Furosemide" electrolyte disturbances should be eliminated. During the period of treatment, it is necessary to monitor kidney and liver function, blood pressure and serum glucose and electrolytes. Do not mix Furosemide solution in one syringe with another drug. The drug, to exclude hypokalemia, is recommended to be combined with potassium-sparing diuretics. Furosemide is produced by the Bulgarian company Balkanpharma-Dupnitza AD. It is dispensed from the pharmacy without a prescription. An analogue of the drug is the drug "Lasix".