What is Frusid?
Frusid is used to treat fluid retention and swelling that may occur in patients with heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, kidney disease and other conditions.
How does Frusid work?
Frusid is a potent diuretic acting by inhibiting the reabsorption of salt and water in the kidneys that cause increased excretion of water from the body. The greatest effect of Frusemide occurs within the first or second hour following administration and its effects last for 6-8 hours.
What is an ideal dose of Frusid?
In patients with severely impaired kidney function that are not producing urine initial doses of 80-160 mg are given. If urine production does not occur a dose of 250 mg may be given and this may be increased by 250 mg every 4-6 hours up to a maximum of 1g/day.
How long to take Frusid for?
Continue taking your medicine for as long as your doctor tells you. Ask your doctor if you are not sure how long to take the medicine for.
How to dispose Frusid?
If your doctor tells you to stop taking Frusid or the medicine has passed its expiry date, ask your pharmacist what to do with any that is left over. Return any unused medicine to your pharmacist.