Frusemide 20 mg

Please note, before you can choose the low cost generic option, please ask your doctor to add the generic drug to your prescription.

Uses of Frusemide

Frusemide is used to treat edema (fluid retention).     

Therapeutic Category

Frusemide: Diuretics (Loop Diuretics)           

How Frusemide works

Frusemide works by inhibiting the reabsorption of sodium and chloride in the proximal and distal tubules and in the thick ascending loop of Henle by inhibiting the sodium-chloride cotransport system. As a result, it promotes diuresis (urine output) by enhancing the excretion of water along with sodium, chloride, magnesium and calcium.    

Common side effects of Frusemide

  • signs of dehydration, altered fluid and electrolyte balance in the body (such as nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, weakness, drowsiness, fits, restlessness, muscle pain, low blood pressure, difficulty in urination or irregular heartbeat)  

When to consult your doctor

Consult your doctor if you experience:

  • If you experience severe allergic reactions (such as skin rash, itching, photosensitivity, skin peeling, swelling of the lips, face, tongue or throat or difficulty in breathing or swallowing)
  • If you experience symptoms of stevens-johnson syndrome (such as blistering or peeling of the skin around the eyes, nose, mouth or genital, with fever or flu-like symptoms)
  • If you experience vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels)
  • If you experience signs of kidney inflammation (such as pain in lower back, blood in the urine, fever, feeling drowsy)
  • If you experience blood clot in the legs with pain and swelling
  • If you experience signs of pancreatitis (such as severe pain in the upper abdomen, shifting towards the back)
  • If you experience signs of kidney inflammation (such as pain in lower back or blood in the urine)
  • If you experience signs of metabolic acidosis (such as nausea, vomiting, irregular heart rate, chest pain and weakness)

Health Tips for Frusemide

  • Take frusemide exactly as advised by your doctor. Follow the dosing schedule and instructions carefully. Do not alter the dosage or stop the medication without consulting your doctor
  • If your doctor has recommended limiting fluid intake, adhere to the prescribed fluid restriction. Monitoring your fluid intake can help manage edema and optimize the effects of frusemide
  • Follow a balanced and low-sodium diet. Reducing sodium intake can help manage fluid balance and blood pressure
  • Avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption as it can dehydrate the body and affect blood pressure
  • If you are overweight, losing weight can help reduce the strain on your cardiovascular system and contribute to better blood pressure management
  • Frusemide is not recommended for use in pregnant and breast-feeding women