What is Diurin-40 (Furosemide) used for?
Diurin (Furosemide) is an oral diuretic medication prescribed to treat oedema caused by heart failure, kidney failure, or liver cirrhosis. It operates by preventing the absorption of sodium in the body to draw excess water out of the body to be eliminated through urination. Your doctor may prescribe it to be used along with other medications or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Diurin-40 (Furosemide)?
Diurin (Furosemide) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered once or twice each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. You are suggested to increase your fluid intake while using this medication to prevent dehydration caused by increased urination. Do not crush or split the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or changing the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Diurin-40 (Furosemide)?
Diurin (Furosemide) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention include severe headache, sensitive skin, easier bruising, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, problems breathing, unusual weight loss, severe stomach pain, low potassium levels, low calcium levels, tinnitus, or a severe skin rash. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to ensure the correct changes are made to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent further complications from occurring.
Diurin (Furosemide) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to sulphonamide medications, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, who have dehydration, anuria, kidney failure caused by poisoning, hepatic coma, hepatic encephalopathy, hyponatraemia, or hypokalaemia. Also inform your doctor if you have gout, diabetes, urinary retention, prostatic hypertrophy, low protein levels, decreased liver function, decreased kidney function, or kidney failure caused by liver failure. These conditions require adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly use DDiurin (Furosemide) 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.
Diurin (Furosemide) 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.