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It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body
               



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What is this medicine?

FUROSEMIDE (fyoor OH se mide) is a diuretic. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure, and edema or swelling from heart, kidney, or liver disease.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • abnormal blood electrolytes
  • diarrhea or vomiting
  • gout
  • heart disease
  • kidney disease, small amounts of urine, or difficulty passing urine
  • liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to furosemide, sulfa drugs, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You may take this medicine with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Remember that you will need to pass more urine after taking this medicine. Do not take your medicine at a time of day that will cause you problems. Do not take at bedtime.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • aspirin and aspirin- like medicines
  • certain antibiotics
  • chloral hydrate
  • cisplatin
  • cyclosporine
  • digoxin
  • diuretics
  • laxatives
  • lithium
  • medicines for blood pressure
  • medicines that relax muscles for surgery
  • methotrexate
  • NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation like ibuprofen, naproxen, or indomethacin
  • phenytoin
  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
  • sucralfate

               
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