Furosemid review

Furosemid is a generic medication that also goes under the brand names Furorese and LASIX. It is a powerful diuretic that is used to reduce swelling, or edema, and water retention, especially that which is caused by heart disease, liver disease, cirrhosis, kidney failure, and nephrotic syndrome. It is also used to treat high blood pressure. It works by helping the kidneys get rid of unneeded water and salt by blocking its absorption and expelling it from the body into the urine. Furosemid can be given in tablets, injections, and oral solution.

Some of the side effects of Furosemid can include muscle cramps, low blood pressure, weakness, dizziness, confusion, thirst, upset stomach, nausea and vomiting, blurred vision, headache, restlessness, and constipation. Other more serious symptoms can include fever, light sensitivity, jaundice, sore throat, tinnitus, dry mouth, severe rash, especially with peeling skin, rapid or excessive weight loss, difficulty breathing or difficulty swallowing, unusual bleeding or bruising, anemia, lethargy, irregular heartbeat, pancreatitis, or hearing loss, which is occasionally permanent. If you have these symptoms you should call your doctor immediately. You should also be very carefully monitored for excessive dehydration and electrolyte depletion, which can cause serious adverse effects. Because Furosemid is such a strong diuretic, your doctor should check your fluid and electrolytes frequently.

There are some medications that should be used with caution or not at all when taking Furosemid. In some cases, Furosemid combined with other medications can have negative effects in the ears, resulting in susceptibility to infections, or temporary or permanent hearing loss. This effect on the ears is called ototoxicity. Furosemid might increase the ototoxicity of certain antibiotics, especially if the kidneys are impaired and not processing medications efficiently; therefore, Furosemid and these antibiotics should not be used together. Furosemid should not be used with Litium, since it could reduce the rate at which the kidneys process lithium, resulting in too much lithium in the blood. Furosemid could increase the effect of blood pressure medications, an effect which is sometimes desirable, but which must be monitored very carefully. You should also be careful when using Furosemid with aspirin or other salyclic drugs, including all nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. If you are taking both Furosemid and indomethacin, you should be carefully monitored to make sure your kidney functions continue as normal, and that the desired effect of lowering blood pressure is achieved.

Furosemid is not recommended for pregnant women. Animal studies have shown that it has caused unexplained deaths in both pregnant mothers and developing fetuses. No conclusive human studies have been done, but it is recommended that you avoid using Furosemid when you are pregnant. It has been demonstrated that Furosemid can be transmitted in breast milk, so caution should be used if you are nursing or planning to nurse a baby. Furosemid is accepted for use in older patients over age 65, but since these patients often have impaired kidney function, their kidneys should be tested before a diuretic such as Furosemid is prescribed.

Furosemid has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of furosemid

• Molecular formula of furosemid is C12H11ClN2O5S
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 4-chloro-2-(2-furylmethylamino)-5-sulfamoyl-benzoic acid
• Molecular weight is 330.745 g/mol
Furosemid available : 80mg tablets

Generic name: Furosemide

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