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What is Diurin?
Diurin containing the active ingredient frusemide is known as a loop diuretics (water pill) type of medication. The medication works by preventing excess fluid and salt retention in the body caused by conditions such as heart failure, liver disease or kidney disease. Some people may also use the medication to treat hypertension to help prevent strokes, heart attacks and kidney problems.
How is Diurin used?
Diurin is usually taken orally 1 to 2 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The tablets should be taken at least 4 hours before bedtime to prevent waking up in the middle of the night to urinate. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with plenty of water throughout the day to prevent dehydration. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patientís response to the therapy. Do not discontinue the medication without contacting a doctor as abruptly stopping the treatment can cause the conditions to return.
Patients using Diurin may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Blurred vision
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Muscle cramps
- Irregular heartbeat
- Ringing in the ears or hearing loss
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Rapid or excessive weight loss
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Diurin is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.