Frusemide Sandoz (Frusemide)
What is Frusemide Sandoz (Frusemide) used for?
Frusemide Sandoz (Frusemide) is an oral diuretic prescribed to treat edema caused by heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or kidney failure. The medication prevents the absorption of sodium to draw excess fluid out of the body to be eliminated through urination. This effect may also make it useful for treating hypertension caused by this condition. Your physician may prescribe it for other unlisted purposes, as well.
How should I use Frusemide Sandoz (Frusemide)?
Always use Frusemide Sandoz (Frusemide) according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken once daily, but your individual directions will be based on your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is suggested before application if you experience nausea. Do not split or crush the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Always ask your physician any question you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Frusemide Sandoz (Frusemide)?
Side effects associated with the use of Frusemide Sandoz (Frusemide) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are headaches, severe stomach pain, vomiting, sensitive skin, low potassium levels, low calcium levels, unusual swelling, weight gain, severe skin reactions, tinnitus, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Inform your physician about any symptoms you experience that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct alterations are made to your regimen to prevent further problems from occurring.
Frusemide Sandoz (Frusemide) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to sulphonamides, who have low sodium levels, low potassium levels, low blood volume, dehydration, hepatic encephalopathy, or inability to produce urine. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or have gout, diabetes, urinary retention, low protein levels in the blood, hypotension, prostatic hypertrophy, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring alterations to your dosage or frequency of administration.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Frusemide Sandoz (Frusemide). 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.