Furosemide – Oral

Why do I need this medicine?

Furosemide is used to treat water retention caused by heart failure, kidney or liver disease. Water retention may be noticed as swelling of the feet, ankles, lower leg and hands or shortness of breath. For this reason, it is commonly known as a “water pill”.

Furosemide is also used to treat high blood pressure.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Furosemide exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may take Furosemide with or without food. If you experience stomach discomfort with Furosemide, take it with food. Try to take it at the same time each day.

You may need to pass urine more often while being treated with Furosemide. Take Furosemide early in the day, preferably in the morning. If your doctor has told you to take it twice a day, take the last dose in the late afternoon. This is to avoid you from waking up frequently at night to go to the toilet.

Furosemide must be taken regularly for it to work well. Continue taking Furosemide even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by your doctor.

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