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Brand name: Frusehexal

Frusehexal is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) furosemide (frusemide). On this page you will find out more about Frusehexal, 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)

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Frusehexal 20 mg/2 mL injection, 5 x 2 mL ampoules

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

Treatment of oedema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver and renal disease, including the nephrotic syndrome and as an adjunctive therapy in acute pulmonary oedema and cerebral oedema. Parenteral therapy with frusemide (furosemide) should be reserved for patients in emergency clinical situations, or for patients unable to take oral medication or if gastrointestinal absorption is impaired. Oral formulations of frusemide (furosemide) should be commenced as soon as practicable.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless solution
Dosage Form Injection
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
5 ampoules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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