What is furosemide used for?
Furosemide: medicine to treat high blood pressure and oedema – NHS.
What’s the side effects of furosemide?
This medication may cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Tell your doctor right away if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: muscle cramps, weakness, unusual tiredness, confusion, severe dizziness, fainting, drowsiness, unusual dry mouth/thirst, nausea, vomiting, fast/irregular heartbeat.
When is the best time to take furosemide?
Although furosemide is preferably taken in the morning, you can take it at a time to suit your schedule. For example, if you want to go out in the morning and don’t want to have to find a toilet, you can delay taking your dose until later. However, it is best if you take it no later than mid-afternoon.
Does furosemide lower blood pressure?
Furosemide works by removing excess fluid from your body. This helps lower your blood pressure and reduce swelling from fluid buildup.
Is it safe to take furosemide daily?
It usually is taken once or twice a day. When used to treat edema, furosemide may be taken daily or only on certain days of the week. When used to treat hypertension, take furosemide around the same time(s) every day.
What foods should be eaten with furosemide?
While you don’t have to avoid any specific food when you are taking furosemide, your doctor may prescribe a low-sodium or low-salt diet. He also may recommend that you add plenty of potassium-rich foods and beverages to your diet, such as bananas, raisins and orange juice; he also may prescribe a potassium supplement.
What happens when you stop furosemide?
Stopping furosemide Stopping it may cause your blood pressure to rise, and this may increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. If you’re bothered by side effects, your doctor may be able to prescribe you a different medicine.
What should I avoid while taking furosemide?
Furosemide Interactions with Food and Herbs Diuretic Herbs: Intake of diuretic herbs like dandelion, uva ursi, juniper, buchu, hibiscus and parsley with furosemide may result in excess diuresis. Licorice: Licorice should not be used with loop diuretics like furosemide as it can worsen the side effects of the drug.
How long should you take furosemide?
Your doctor may recommend you stop taking furosemide for 1 to 2 days until you are better. You can start taking it again when you’re eating and drinking normally. If you take furosemide when you have an illness that makes you dehydrated, it can make the dehydration worse.