Furosemide is a drug that increases the flow of urine, which causes the body to get rid of excess water. It is used to treat congestive heart failure or oedema or swelling related to existing heart, lung, kidney, liver disease or high blood pressure.
Do not take furosemide if you:
- Are allergic to furosemide,
- Suffer from low blood pressure, severe kidney failure, liver cirrhosis,
- Are not producing any urine
- Have digitalis poisoning
Things to Tell Your Doctor. If you:
- Suffer from gout or had disease in past
- Have difficulty in passing urine, low blood volume, diabetes
What to do if you missed a dose ?
Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten doses. If you only remember during the night, or the next day, leave out the missed dose and carry on as usual.
Most common side effects ?
The most common side effects observed with furosemide are rash, itching, dermatitis, sensitivity to light, inflammation of blood vessels, muscle tension, ringing in ears.