What is Furosemido (Furosemide) used for?
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Furosemido (Furosemide) is a diuretic medication prescribed to treat edema caused by heart conditions, liver disease, or kidney failure. It operates by preventing the absorption of sodium to draw excess water out of the body to be eliminated through urination. This function may also make it useful for treating hypertension. Your physician may prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Furosemido (Furosemide)?
Always follow the directions provided by your physician while using Furosemido (Furosemide) to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken once or twice each day, but your particular instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The tablets should be swallowed with a large glass of water and can be taken with or without food, but a meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. It is suggested to greatly increase your fluid intake to prevent dehydration as this medicine causes excess urination. You are also recommended to not use the medication within two hours of going to bed to prevent sleep disturbances caused by frequent urination. Do not change the form of the tablets by splitting, crushing, or chewing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Furosemido (Furosemide)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using Furosemido (Furosemide) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are vomiting, weight loss, unusual swelling, severe headaches, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, easier bruising, urinary retention, low potassium levels, low calcium levels, severe skin reaction, tinnitus, discolored stools, darkened urine, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician if you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not use Furosemido (Furosemide) if you are breastfeeding, allergic to sulphonamide medications, or if you have kidney failure, low potassium levels, low sodium levels, dehydration, or low volume of circulating blood. Also inform your physician if you are elderly or have diabetes, gout, hypotension, urinary retention, an enlarged prostate, low protein in the blood, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may require lower doses or other adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Furosemido (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.