) is a prescription medication often used for treating high blood pressure and water retention caused by kidney disease or kidney failure, cirrhosis, or congestive heart failure. The medication comes in tablet form and is available in three strengths, including: For the treatment of water retention, dosing varies considerably. Some people may only need to take furosemide 20 mg tablets (one tablet daily), while others may take up to 600 mg daily (as a single dose or divided into several doses). Some people only need to take this medicine when they experience water retention, while others need to take it on a daily basis. As with any medication, side effects are possible with furosemide. Some of the most commonly reported side effects include headaches, and fever. While most side effects are mild, some are potentially serious and require medical attention, including fainting spells, dizziness, or dehydration.(Click Furosemide Dosing to find out how dosing works for infants and children, how your healthcare provider will determine an appropriate dose for your particular situation, and general tips and precautions.) e Med TV serves only as an informational resource. Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them: Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Discuss furosemide dosage of 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg. Also mention some of the side effects possible. Mg PO divided q12hr. Acute Pulmonary Edema/Hypertensive Crisis/Increased Intracranial Pressure. 0.5-1 mg/kg or 40 mg IV over 1-2In patients at high risk for radiocontrast nephropathy furosemide can lead to higher incidence of deterioration in renal function after receiving radiocontrast.