Frusenex (Frusemide) is a type of loop diuretic, also known as a water pill which prevents the body from absorbing excessive quantities of salt. It can help to lessen inflammation and reduce fluid retention occurring as a result of heart or liver disease and certain kidney disorders. It may also be used to treat hypertension. This medication is effective in treating these symptoms, as it causes the body to allow excess salt to be passed in the urine.
How should I use Frusenex (Frusemide)?
If you are using Frusenex (Frusemide) to treat any of the above mentioned conditions, you should carefully follow all the instructions of the prescribing physician. You may be directed to take one tablet per day, in the morning, or one tablet twice per day, in the morning and afternoon. Although this drug is capable of controlling high blood pressure, it will not cure it. Therefore patients should continue to take this drug, even if they feel better. You should not discontinue using this medication without first consulting your physician.
What are the side effects of Frusenex (Frusemide)?
There are some side effects which are associated with Frusenex (Frusemide), the most common side effects include:
- Dizziness or feeling lightheaded
- Cloudy vision
- Muscular cramps
While you are taking this medication, you should immediately consult your physician if any of the above listed side effects become bothersome. Other more serious side effects of this drug require medical attention, such as signs of dehydration, for example severe dizziness, an unusually dry mouth, severe thirst, or other symptoms such as swollen limbs, changes in hearing, severe stomach pain or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Frusenex (Frusemide). 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.
Excessive use of this medication may cause severe loss of water and minerals. It is essential that patients immediately seek medical assistance if symptoms of dehydration develop.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.