What are the side effects for furosemide?

This medication may cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: muscle cramps, weakness, unusual tiredness, confusion, severe dizziness, fainting, drowsiness, unusual dry mouth/thirst, nausea, vomiting, fast/irregular heartbeat.

How much furosemide can you take in a day?

What is the maximum dosage of furosemide? No more than 600 mg of furosemide should be taken in a single day. High doses, however, are only used to treat the most severe cases of edema. Children should not receive doses greater than 6 mg for every kilogram (2.2 pounds) of body weight.

How long does it take for for furosemide to reduce swelling?

Furosemide is a diuretic. It treats edema and high blood pressure by removing excess fluid from your body through your kidneys. The drug starts to work within an hour after you take it. And it takes about 2 hours for half of a dose of the drug to leave your body.

When is the best time to take furosemide?

Although furosemide is preferably taken in the morning, you can take it at a time to suit your schedule. For example, if you want to go out in the morning and don’t want to have to find a toilet, you can delay taking your dose until later. However, it is best if you take it no later than mid-afternoon.

Who should not take furosemide?

blood circulation failure due to serious heart condition. high amount of uric acid in the blood. abnormally high levels of nitrogen-containing compounds in your blood. decreased blood volume.

Can furosemide affect the kidneys?

Water pills like hydrochlorothiazide and furosemide, used for high blood pressure and edema, can cause dehydration and can also lead to swelling and inflammation of the kidneys.

What is the best time of day to take furosemide?

Can furosemide cause high blood pressure?

When furosemide is taken over the long-term and abruptly discontinued, the body overcompensates by retaining too much water and salt, causing fluid build-up or high blood pressure. The effects wear off in a few days, but people with serious heart disease may require monitoring during this period.

What time of day is best to take furosemide?

Furosemide is a ‘water tablet’ (a diuretic). It is best taken in the morning. Any side-effects are usually mild, but can include feeling sick (nausea) or dizzy.

What medications should not be taken with furosemide?

Drug interactions of furosemide include aminoglycoside antibiotics, ethacrynic acid, aspirin, lithium, sucralfate, other antihypertensive drugs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), cisplatin, cyclosporine, methotrexate, phenytoin, antibiotics, heart medications, laxatives, and steroids.

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