Furosemide tablets 10 mg for hypertension (diuretic, Frusemide, Lasix)
What are Furosemide tablets (10 mg) for hypertension (diuretic, Lasix)?
Furosemide is a loop diuretic medication. It works by inhibiting Na and Cl reabsorption within the renal tubule, by this, causing more sodium, chloride and potassium to remain in the urine. By decreasing the amount of fluid in the body, Furosemide tablets reduce the blood flow and lower blood pressure.
Furosemide tablets are effective for the treatment of hypertension, including malignant hypertension, edema caused by cardiac/renal/hepatic/peripheral vascular disorder, oliguria due to acute or chronic renal failure, and for promoting excretion of urinary calculi. This well-known preparation is effective in treating edema. It allows most patients to achieve edema-free status and others to maintain a steady weight with minimal fluid retention.
Active principles: furosemide
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Teva Takeda Pharma Ltd. / Nipro Pharma Corporation, Japan
- hypertension, including malignant hypertension,
- premenstrual syndrome,
- edema caused by cardiac/renal/hepatic/peripheral vascular disorder,
- urinary calculi (promoting the excretion).
How to take
Adults should take 4-8 tablets (40-80 mg of active principle) once daily or every other day. Your doctor may adjust the dosage depending on the your age and symptoms. For patients with renal dysfunction, a higher dosage may be required. For malignant hypertension, these tablets can be used concomitantly with other antihypertensives.
Contraindications: do not use for pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding women. Can not be used for patients with anuria or hepatic dysfunction, reduced sodium or potassium levels, hepatocirrhosis or cerebral arteriosclerosis, renal disease/liver dysfunction, anuria or hepatic impairment, and a family history of gout, diabetes mellitus, diarrhea, and patients who are scheduled for surgery or on sodium restricted diet therapy.
Avoid taking this medication after dinner as it can cause nocturnal urine and thus make it difficult to fall asleep.
This medicine can cause dizziness. Take a special care when driving, working at heights or operating dangerous machinery.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.