What is Furosemide?
Furosemide is a diuretic or a diuretic tablet. The active substance furosemide allows for more water and salts to be secreted through the urine. This allows for excess moisture to be drained from the body. You can order Furosemide online at the pharmacies working together with Dokteronline.com.
What is the medication used for?
Doctors prescribe Furosemide mostly against heart failure, edema and certain kidney diseases. These disorders can cause for your body to hold up too much moisture, so you may experience symptoms such as:
- Swollen legs, ankles and feet ;
- Trouble breathing ;
- Weight gain.
Furosemide causes the excess moisture to leave the body quickly, thereby reducing these symptoms.
This drug is also used against high blood pressure. Because of the drainage of fluids, blood pressure drops, which is better for the heart and blood vessels.
How to use Furosemide?
Take Furosemide preferably in the morning on an empty stomach, half an hour before breakfast. Swallow the tablet whole with some water. Do you use Furosemide at night to be less stuffy, then take the tablet in the afternoon around 15.00 pm. Rather not take the medicine later than 17:00 in order to avoid the need to urinate frequently at night.
The online pharmacies working with Dokteronline.com offer Furosemide in packs of 84 tablets containing 40 mg. A doctor knows which dosage is best against your symptoms. The general guidelines for dosage in adults are as follows:
- Starting dose : 20-80 mg per day (depending on the disease).
- Maintenance dose once daily or every other day 20-40mg .
Never take more than 1,500 mg of Furosemide per day. Children must use a different dosage. Please observe the prescribed dosage and read the instructions before use.
Like other medications Furosemide may cause side effects, although not everybody gets affected. The side effects that may occur, if any, include:
- Dry mouth, increased thirst;
Side effects may appear at the beginning of the treatment and usually disappear by themselves. If you continue to suffer from the symptoms or if the side effects are severe, please consult a doctor. The leaflet provides more information about this topic.
When is it better not to take this medicine?
Furosemide is not a suitable medicine for everyone. Do not use this medication if you:
- are oversensitive to furosemide or any of the excipients used;
- have insufficient blood volume;
- suffer from severe liver disease;
- suffer from anuria (the kidneys do not produce urine);
- have low levels of potassium or sodium in your blood;
- are breastfeeding.
Do you suffer from other health problems, or use further medication, please consult a doctor about the use of Furosemide.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
Use this medication only in consultation with a doctor if you are pregnant. Furosemide should not be taken if you are breastfeeding.
This medicine may affect your reactions. Do not participate in traffic if you experience this.
Alcohol can increase the side effects of this medication. Moderate or stop your use of liquor, if necessary.