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Sefety Advices
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Frudema 40.
Frudema 40 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Frudema 40 is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Frudema 40 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Frudema 40 is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Frudema 40 is recommended. However, use of Frudema 40 is not recommended in severe kidney disease patients who are unable to pass urine or the kidney damage is due to some medicines. Please inform your doctor.
Frudema 40 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Frudema 40 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Medical Overview
Frudema 40 belongs to a group of medicines called diuretics or water tablets. It is used to reduce the swelling (edema) caused by too much water in the body in people who have heart failure, liver or kidney disease. This medicine is also used to treat high blood pressure. Frudema 40 helps your body get rid of extra water and salt through urine. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines as per the dose advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food and should be taken at the same time each day. It is best to avoid taking this medicine within 4 hours of your bedtime to prevent having to get up at night to urinate. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. If you stop taking it without consulting your doctor, your condition may worsen. Lifestyle changes like reducing stress, restricting salt intake, and stopping smoking may help this medicine work better. Common side effects of this medicine include headache, dizziness, dehydration, decreased blood pressure and stomach upset. These are usually mild and disappear after a short time. Consult your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any liver problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests and electrolyte levels is important while using this medicine. It may reduce the potassium level in your blood so your doctor may ask you to add potassium-rich foods to your diet (such as bananas, coconut water, etc.) or prescribe supplements.
Uses of Frudema 40
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Edema
Side effects of Frudema 40
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Dehydration
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Decreased magnesium level in blood
  • Increased thirst
How to use Frudema 40
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Frudema 40 may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Frudema 40 works
Frudema 40 is a diuretic. It removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body by increasing the amount of urine produced.
What if you forget to take Frudema 40?
If you miss a dose of Frudema 40, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Quick Tips
  • Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.
  • Monitor your blood pressure after starting Frudema 40, and notify your doctor if it does not lower down.
  • Consult your doctor if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or muscle weakness that does not go away.
  • Take potassium supplements or potassium-rich diet (banana, spinach, coconut water, etc.) as Frudema 40 can decrease your potassium levels and lead to dehydration.
  • You may be asked to get regular blood tests done to monitor your kidney function.
Brief Description
Hypertension, Congestive heart failure, Nephrotic syndrome, Hypercalcemia, Edema, Cirrhosis, Renal impairment, Cerebral/pulmonary edema, Pulmonary oedema, Acute renal failure, Chronic renal failure
May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/ meals to reduce GI discomfort.
Adult Dose
Oral Resistant Hypertension Adult: 20-80 mg PO divided q12hr Edema Edema associated with congestive heart failure (CHF), liver cirrhosis, and renal disease, including nephrotic syndrome 20-80 mg PO once daily; may be increased by 20-40 mg q6-8hr; not to exceed 600 mg/day Elderly: Initially, 20 mg and titrate upward if needed. Parenteral Oedema associated with heart failure Adult: 20-40 mg IV/IM once; may be increased by 20 mg q2hr; individual dose not to exceed 200 mg/dose Refractory CHF may necessitate larger doses Acute Pulmonary Edema/Hypertensive Crisis/Increased Intracranial Pressure 0.5-1 mg/kg (or 40 mg) IV over 1-2 minutes; may be increased to 80 mg if there is no adequate response within 1 hour;not to exceed 160-200 mg/dose Hyperkalemia in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 40-80 mg IV Hypermagnesemia in ACLS 20-40 mg IV q3-4hr PRN Hepatic impairment: Monitor, especially with high dosages
Child Dose
Edema Infants and children: 1-2 mg/kg IV/IM/PO once initially; increased by 1-2 mg/kg q6-8hr (PO) or 1 mg/kg q2hr (IV/IM); individual dose not to exceed 6 mg/kg Neonates (<28 days): 0.5-1 mg/kg IV/IM q8-24hr; individual dose not to exceed 2 mg/kg Resistant Hypertension <1 year: Safety and efficacy not established 1-17 years: 0.5-2 mg/kg PO q24hr or q12hr; individual dose not to exceed 6 mg/kg/dose
Renal Dose
Acute renal failure: 1-3 g/day may be necessary to attain desired response; avoid use in oliguric states
Severe sodium and water depletion, hypersensitivity to sulphonamides and furosemide, hypokalaemia, hyponatraemia, precomatose states associated with liver cirrhosis, anuria or renal failure. Addison's disease.
Mode of Action
Furosemide inhibits reabsorption of Na and chloride mainly in the medullary portion of the ascending Loop of Henle. Excretion of potassium and ammonia is also increased while uric acid excretion is reduced. It increases plasma-renin levels and secondary hyperaldosteronism may result. Furosemide reduces BP in hypertensives as well as in normotensives. It also reduces pulmonary oedema before diuresis has set in.
Prostatic hyperplasia. Hepatic or renal impairment, gout, DM, impaired micturition. Infusion rate should not exceed 4 mg/min to reduce the risk of ototoxicity. Monitor fluid and electrolyte balance and renal function. May lower serum levels of calcium and magnesium, thus serum levels should be monitored. Pregnancy and lactation. Lactation: Drug excreted into breast milk; use with caution; may inhibit lactation
Side Effect
>10% Hyperuricemia (40%), Hypokalemia (14-60%) Frequency Not Defined Hyponatraemia, hypochloraemic alkalosis, headache, drowsiness, muscle cramps, hypotension, dry mouth, thirst, weakness, lethargy, restlessness, oliguria, GI disturbances, hypovolaemia, dehydration, hyperuricaemia, acute generalised exanthematous pustulosis, drug rash w/ eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, reversible or irreversible hearing impairment, deafness, tinnitus, severe anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions (e.g. w/ shock), Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis; increased liver enzyme, cholesterol and triglyceride serum levels. Potentially Fatal: Serious cardiac arrhythmias.
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy category: C; treatment during pregnancy necessitates monitoring of fetal growth because of risk for higher fetal birth weights Lactation: Drug excreted into breast milk; use with caution; may inhibit lactation
Analgesics reduce natriuretic action of furosemide. Antagonises hypoglycaemic agents and drugs used for gout. Hyperglycaemia with antihypertensive agent diazoxide. Antagonises muscle relaxants. Increased risk of ototoxicity when used with aminoglycosides especially in renal impairment. May enhance nephrotoxicity of cephalosporins. Effects of antihypertensives enhanced. Action antagonised by corticosteroids. Phenytoin and indometacin may reduce effects of furosemide. Potentially Fatal: May provoke severe hypotensive response with ACE inhibitors. NSAIDs inhibit diuretic and antihypertensive effects. Increased incidence of premature beats with cardiac glycosides.
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