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Brand name: Frusax

Frusax is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) furosemide (frusemide). On this page you will find out more about Frusax, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: furosemide (frusemide)

Information for medicine and pack size:
Frusax 40 mg uncoated tablet, 100

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Oedema: Adults and children. Treatment of oedema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver and renal disease, including the nephrotic syndrome. Frusemide is particularly useful when an agent with greater diuretic potential than that of those commonly employed is desired. Parenteral therapy with frusemide should be reserved for patients unable to take oral medication or for patients in emergency clinical situations. If gastrointestinal absorption is impaired or oral medication is not practical for any reason, frusemide is indicated by intravenous or intramuscular route. Parenteral use should be replaced with oral Frusax as soon as practical. Hypertension: Adults. Oral Frusax may be used in adults for the treatment of hypertension alone or in combination with other antihypertensive agents. Hypertensive patients who cannot be adequately controlled with thiazides will probably also not be adequately controlled with Frusax alone.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance An off-white, round, flat, bevelled edged tablet engraved with 40 over breakline on one side and plain on the other side
Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100 TABLETS: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Moisture,Protect from Light
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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