Frusenex 100 mg belongs to a group of medicines called diuretics (which increase the production of urine) and is primarily used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and oedema (a build-up of fluid in the body).
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a chronic condition in which the force exerted by the blood against the artery wall is high. Higher this blood pressure, harder the heart has to pump. As a result, it leads to heart diseases, irregular heartbeat, and other complications. Oedema may occur in case of high blood pressure where fluids of the body get trapped in the tissues of the hands, arms, feet, ankles, and legs leading to its swelling.
Frusenex 100 mg works by increasing the amount of urine that is passed out from the kidneys. It effectively reduces excess fluid levels in the body and treats oedema (swelling) associated with heart, liver, kidney, or lung disease. This reduces the workload on the heart and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Thus, it helps to lower high blood pressure, reducing the chances of heart attack or stroke.
You can take Frusenex 100 mg with food or without food. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, bite, or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience dehydration, headache, nausea, or dizziness. Most of these side effects of Frusenex 100 mg do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.
Try not to stop taking Frusenex 100 mg of your own. Let your doctor know about this, as it may cause a rise in blood pressure and can increase the risk of getting heart diseases and stroke. Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any kidney or liver or heart disease. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please tell your doctor so that the dosage of Frusenex 100 mg can be prescribed accordingly. Please tell your doctor if you had an allergic reaction to Frusenex 100 mg or any other medicine in the past. Reducing the amount of table salt (sodium chloride) in your food often relieves the swelling of the body.
Uses of Lasix: Hypertension (high blood pressure), Oedema (swelling)
When you take Frusenex 100 mg, the blood vessels in your body will be relaxed and it will help in lowering the blood pressure. Also, it relaxes the blood vessels and helps to improve the blood flow. It helps in losing out excess fluids from the body by increasing the production of urine. This reduces the workload on the heart and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Thus, it helps to lower high blood pressure, reducing the chances of heart attack or stroke. In addition, this relieves oedema and helps you carry out your daily activities more efficiently.
Directions for Use
Frusenex 100 mg can be taken orally with or without food or as directed by your physician. It is best to avoid taking this medication within 4 hours of your bedtime to prevent having to get up to urinate. Dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response to treatment.
Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight
Side Effects of Frusenex Tablet
Like other medications, Frusenex 100 mg also has certain side effects, but it is not mandatory for anyone to experience them. In certain cases, you may experience hypotension (low blood pressure), dehydration, headache, somnolence, fatigue, reduced levels of potassium and magnesium in your blood. However, if the side effects are persistent or if you experience any other side effect continuously while taking Frusenex, reach out to your doctor.
Precautions and Warning
Frusenex 100 mg should not be given to the people allergic to Frusenex , have low blood pressure (less than 90 mm of Hg), have had a heart attack, kidney disease, liver disease, pregnant women, or planning to get pregnant and breastfeeding women. Besides this, it is contraindicated in low blood pressure (hypotension), cardiogenic shock (sudden stopping of blood flow to the heart), and aortic stenosis (heart valve problem). Frusenex 100 mg can pass into breast milk, but its effect on the baby is not known. So, it is better to tell your doctor if you are taking Frusenex 100 mg and breastfeeding.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Furosemide may interact with other high blood pressure-lowering pills (metoprolol, ramipril, hydrochlorothiazide, atorvastatin), and can lower your blood pressure leading to severe condition. Besides this, it also interacts with medicine to treat erectile dysfunction (sildenafil), anti-epilepsy medicines (carbamazepine, phenobarbital), immune-suppressing drugs (cyclosporine), and painkillers (ibuprofen, aspirin), and medications used to treat irregular heartbeats (sotalol). If you are taking any of the above, speak with your doctor.
Drug-Food Interaction: You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with Furosemide to avoid unpleasant side effects.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Furosemide should not be given to the people with cardiogenic shock (when the heart fails to pump required blood to the body), heart valve problem (stenosis), low blood pressure (hypotension), coronary heart disease, liver disease, or heart failure, low serum potassium (hypokalemia), patients with nil urine output (anuria) etc.
You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with Furosemide to avoid unpleasant side-effects.
Furosemide should not be used during pregnancy unless clearly necessary. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Furosemide should not be used when breastfeeding unless clearly necessary. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
It is not recommended to drive after taking Furosemide as it may occasionally cause drowsiness.
Furosemide to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. Your doctor may adjust your dose depending upon your current liver conditions.
Furosemide to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. Your doctor may adjust your dose depending upon your current kidney conditions.
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Diet & Lifestyle Advise
Keep your weight under control with BMI 19.5-24.9.
Do regular physical activity or exercise for at least 150 minutes per week, or about 30 minutes most days of the week. Doing this can help you to lower your raised blood pressure by about 5 mm of Hg.
Opt for a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, veggies, and low-fat dairy products.
Limit intake of sodium chloride (table salt) in your daily diet to 2300 mg per day or less than 1500 mg is ideal for most adults.
If you are taking alcohol then only one serving for women and two servings for men is advisable.
Quitting smoking is the best strategy to lower the risk of heart disease.
Avoid chronic stress as it can raise your blood pressure. Try to enjoy and spent time with your loved ones to cope with stress and practice mindfulness techniques.
Try to include heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids containing food drinks in your daily diet. You can also use low-fat cooking oil like olive oil, soybean oil, canola oil, and coconut oil can help in lowering your elevated blood pressure.
Monitor your blood pressure daily and if there is too much fluctuation then immediately contact your doctor.
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Hypertension: It is a chronic condition when blood pressure is too high. This condition can lead to hardened arteries (blood vessels), decreasing the blood and oxygen flow to the heart. Blood pressure is the measurement of the force that our heart uses to pump blood to all parts of the body. Raised blood pressure can cause chest pain (angina) and heart attack (when blood supply to the heart is blocked). Additionally, high blood pressure also causes brain damage (stroke) and kidney failure. High blood pressure can be diagnosed with the help of a blood pressure monitor or sphygmomanometer. Systolic pressure is the pressure when the heart pumps blood out. On the other hand, diastolic pressure is the pressure when your heart is at the resting stage between heartbeats. If your blood pressure is 140/90 mm of Hg, it means the systolic pressure is 140 mm of Hg and, diastolic pressure is 90 mm of Hg. Ideal blood pressure is around 120/80 mm of Hg.
Oedema: Swelling in the body parts such as ankles, feet and legs is often caused by a build-up of fluid in these areas, called oedema.
It is a medical term for fluid retention. Due to oedema, the affected area starts swelling up. If it does not subside, please consult your doctor immediately.
Your symptoms may improve before the problem is completely cured. But, it would be suggested to complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Furosemide is contraindicated in people with known allergy to any of the components of Frusenex . It should be avoided in people with severe kidney or liver impairment and in people with anuria (reduction or absence of urine).
You are advised to inform your doctor and monitor your blood pressure for at least two weeks before stopping the medicine. Depending upon your current blood pressure readings, there is a possibility your doctor may lower your medicine dosage and not recommend to discontinue it.
Furosemide can be safely taken as long as your doctor has prescribed it to you. Conditions such as high blood pressure are life-long conditions and one should not abruptly discontinue it without discussing it with a doctor.
The occurrence of gout due to Furosemide is very rare. However, it can cause an increase in the levels of uric acid.
There’s no evidence that Furosemide reduces fertility in men or women. However, if you’re a woman and you’re trying to get pregnant, talk to your doctor first.
A good rule is to drink enough fluid so that you’re not thirsty for long periods.