What is Diurin-40 (Furosemide) used for?
Diurin-40 (Furosemide) is an oral diuretic used to treat excess fluid retention caused by heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or kidney failure. The medication operates by preventing sodium absorption in the body to draw excess water out of the body to be eliminated through urination. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Diurin-40 (Furosemide)?
Use Diurin-40 (Furosemide) according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once or twice each day, but your individual directions will depend on your current health and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. You are recommended to increase your fluid intake during use to prevent dehydration caused by increased urination. It is also important to not take the doses just before going to bed as frequent urination may cause sleep disturbances. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets before taking them to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Always ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Diurin-40 (Furosemide)?
Side effects that may occur while using Diurin-40 (Furosemide) are:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are headaches, itchiness, severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, unusual swelling, weight gain, low potassium levels, low calcium levels sensitive skin, urinary retention, chest pain, trouble breathing, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician if you experience any conditions that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Diurin-40 (Furosemide) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have dehydration, hepatic encephalopathy, low sodium levels, low potassium levels, or kidney failure causing anuria. You are also recommended to inform your physician if you are elderly or have gout, diabetes, an enlarged prostate, hypotension, urinary retention, low protein in the blood, hepatorenal syndrome, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Diurin-40 (Furosemide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.