Medications


Furosemide Prefilled Syringe 10 mg/mL

Uses

For swelling.

Instructions

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 this medicine at room temperature.

Protect medicine from light.

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

This medicine may cause you to become more sensitive to the sun. Use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you are exposed to the sun.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

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

This medicine may interfere with some lab test results. Be sure to tell all your healthcare providers that you are taking this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

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.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

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

Used needles and syringes should be thrown away properly in a medical waste container. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need help.

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
  • high blood sugar
  • low blood pressure
  • reaction at the area of the injection (pain, redness, swelling)
  • liver problems
  • skin irritation such as redness, itching, rash, or burning
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain
  • increased risk of sunburn
  • increased urinary frequency
  • blurring or changes of vision

If you have any of the following side effects, you may be getting too much medicine. Please contact your doctor to let them know about these side effects.

  • drowsiness or sedation
  • lack of energy and tiredness
  • irritability
  • muscle cramps
  • muscle pain
  • tight or rigid muscles
  • muscle weakness
  • thirst
  • unsteadiness while walking
  • urinating less often
  • dark urine

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

  • shallow, irregular breathing
  • unusual bruising or discoloration on skin
  • changes in memory, mood, or thinking
  • confusion
  • ear problems (ringing in the ears, hearing loss)
  • fainting
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • kidney problems
  • kidney stones
  • symptoms of liver damage (such as yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness; severe stomach or back pain)
  • feeling of numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
  • seizures
  • light colored stool
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • severe or persistent vomiting

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.

Extra

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

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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