How to apply "Furosemide"
"Furosemide" should be taken only as directed by your doctor. The drug is administered orally, intramuscularly, intravenously. The dosage is determined individually. "Furosemide pills drink in the morning on an empty stomach. The initial dose for adults is 20-40 mg, if necessary it can be increased 20-40 mg every 6-8 hours. Increased quantity divided into 2-3 doses.
Initial single dose for children is 1-2 mg per 1 kg of body weight, maximum of 6 mg per 1 kg of body weight. Intramuscularly or intravenously the drug is administered once in an amount of 20-40 mg. If necessary, the dose may be increased every 2 h for 20 mg. For children, the initial daily quantity for parenteral use is 1 mg per 1 kg of body weight.
"Furosemide" cannot be used in conjunction with analogs of this drug. The drug is contraindicated in prekomatoznyh States, hepatic coma, severe electrolyte balance, a severe deficiency of kidney and liver, gout, hypotension, myocardial infarction, systemic lupus erythematosus, mechanical obstruction of the urinary tract. It is not recommended to use "Furosemide" in the periods of pregnancy and lactation.
Precautions during treatment "Furosemide"
If prescribed a course of treatment necessary monitoring of blood pressure, electrolyte levels (especially potassium), creatinine, uric acid, urea nitrogen. Periodically to determine the activity of liver enzymes, levels of magnesium and calcium, the content of glucose in blood and urine (diabetes). When deterioration after administration of Furosemide" we need to inform the attending physician.
The drug may have the following side effects: headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, upset stomach, constipation, allergic reactions (swelling, dizziness, itching, hives). "Furosemide can cause an excessive loss of water and minerals (including potassium), muscle weakness, leg numbness, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, drowsiness, dizziness, thirst, dry mouth, vomiting, nausea, increased heartbeat, decrease in urine, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting.
The risk of side effects increases in the elderly. If the patient suffers diabetes, Furosemide may affect blood sugar levels. If after taking the drug appeared symptoms such as thirst, increase blood pressure, you may need to make adjustments to the scheme of treatment of diabetes or diet. During treatment with Furosemide it is not recommended to be in the sun, you should limit the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The drug is used with caution when performing activities that require attention (driving a car or operating machinery).