What is Frusenex (Frusemide) used for?
Frusenex (Frusemide) is an oral diuretic medication used to treat patients suffering from oedema. It operates by preventing sodium absorption in the kidneys to draw excess medication out of the body to be eliminated through urination. This makes it useful for treating fluid retention caused by heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or kidney failure. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Frusenex (Frusemide)?
Strictly follow your doctor`s instructions while using Frusenex (Frusemide) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered once or twice daily, but your individual instructions will be determined by your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food. A meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. You are recommended to greatly increase your fluid intake while undergoing treatment as this medication may cause dehydration from increased urination. Do not change the form of the tablets prior to use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Frusenex (Frusemide)?
The use of Frusenex (Frusemide) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience intense or worrying side effects such as severe headaches, sensitive skin, easier bruising, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, intense stomach pain, muscle pain, unusual weight loss, unexplained swelling, low potassium levels, low calcium levels, or severe skin reactions. These conditions may require reduced dosages, frequency of administration, or immediate medical assistance in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Frusenex (Frusemide) should not be administered to patients who are breastfeeding, allergic to sulphonamide, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have dehydration, low blood circulation volume, low potassium levels, low sodium levels, or kidney failure. Also inform your doctor if you have gout, diabetes, low protein in the blood, an enlarged prostate, urinary retention, hypotension, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected complications requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Frusenex (Frusemide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Frusenex (Frusemide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.