| Frusemide Sandoz
What is Frusemide Sandoz?
Frusemide Sandoz belongs to a class of medications called loop diuretics or “water pills”. The medication is used to reduce swelling and fluid retention (edema) caused by various medical problems such as heart failure, liver disease and kidney problems. It works by causing the kidneys to reduce excess salt and water by passing it through urine. Some people may also use the drug to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), which will help prevent heart attacks, strokes and kidney problems.
How is Frusemide Sandoz used?
Frusemide Sandoz is usually taken orally 1 to 2 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patient’s condition and their response to the therapy. It is recommended to avoid consuming the tablets within 4 hours of bedtime to prevent having to wake up during the night to urinate.
Patients using Frusemide Sandoz may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Stomach pain
- Blurred vision
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Muscle cramps or weakness
- Unusual fatigue
- Irregular heartbeat
- Ringing in the ears or hearing loss
- Low potassium levels
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.
Frusemide Sandoz 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.