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Furosemide Injection (FUROSEMIDE - INJECTION)

For swelling.

Generic Name: Furosemide

Instructions

Instructions

This medicine is given as an injection.

Do not use the medicine if it contains any particles or if it has changed color.

Check the medicine before each use. If the liquid medicine has any particles in it, appears discolored, or if the vial appears damaged, do not use it.

Keep medicine at room temperature. Protect from light.

This medicine will make you urinate more. If you have difficulty passing urine, please tell your doctor.

This medicine can make you sensitive to the sun. Use sunscreen or protective clothing when in sun.

Tell your doctor if you have severe or persistent sweating, diarrhea or vomiting. These can increase your risk of a serious side effect.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

This medicine may affect your blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, talk to your doctor before changing the dose of your diabetes medicine.

It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.

Cautions

Cautions

During pregnancy, this medicine should be used only when clearly needed. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

This medicine may cause dizziness or fainting, especially after exercising or in hot weather. Be very careful when standing or sitting up quickly.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.

This medicine passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Ask your pharmacist how to properly throw away used needles or syringes.

Side Effects

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • headaches
  • pain, redness, swelling near injection
  • lightheadedness
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain
  • increased urinary frequency
  • blurring or changes of vision

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • confusion
  • ear problems (ringing in the ears, hearing loss)
  • fainting
  • numbness or tingling in hands and feet
  • fast, irregular, or slow heartbeat
  • signs of kidney damage (such as change in urine color or bubbly urine)
  • signs of liver damage (such as yellowing of eye or skin, dark urine, or unusual tiredness)
  • muscle cramps or weakness
  • persistent or unusual thirst

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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