Frusemide belongs to a group of medicines called diuretics or water tablets. It is used to reduce the swelling (edema) caused by too much water in the b... View More
Uses of Frusemide
Side effects of Frusemide
How to use Frusemide
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Frusemide may be taken wit... View More
How Frusemide works
Frusemide is a diuretic. It removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body by increasing the amount of urine produced.
What if you forget to take Frusemide?
If you miss a dose of Frusemide, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your... View More
Hypertension, Congestive heart failure, Nephrotic syndrome, Hypercalcemia, Edema, Cirrhosis, Renal impairment, Cerebral/pulmonary edema, Pulmonary oedem... View More
May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Oral Resistant Hypertension Adult: 20-80 mg PO divided q12hr Edema Edema associated with congestive heart failure (CHF), liver cirrhosis, and rena... View More
Edema Infants and children: 1-2 mg/kg IV/IM/PO once initially; increased by 1-2 mg/kg q6-8hr (PO) or 1 mg/kg q2hr (IV/IM); individual dose not to excee... View More
Acute renal failure: 1-3 g/day may be necessary to attain desired response; avoid use in oliguric states
Severe sodium and water depletion, hypersensitivity to sulphonamides and furosemide, hypokalaemia, hyponatraemia, precomatose states associated with liv... View More
Mode of Action
Furosemide inhibits reabsorption of Na and chloride mainly in the medullary portion of the ascending Loop of Henle. Excretion of potassium and ammonia i... View More
Prostatic hyperplasia. Hepatic or renal impairment, gout, DM, impaired micturition. Infusion rate should not exceed 4 mg/min to reduce the risk of ototo... View More
>10% Hyperuricemia (40%), Hypokalemia (14-60%) Frequency Not Defined Hyponatraemia, hypochloraemic alkalosis, headache, drowsiness, muscle cramps, ... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: C; treatment during pregnancy necessitates monitoring of fetal growth because of risk for higher fetal birth weights Lactation: D... View More
Analgesics reduce natriuretic action of furosemide. Antagonises hypoglycaemic agents and drugs used for gout. Hyperglycaemia with antihypertensive agent... View More