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Brand name: Urex TM

Active ingredients: furosemide (frusemide)

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 01 JAN 1991 : Oedema : in adults, infants and children frusemide is indicated for the treatment of oedema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, renal disease including nephrotic syndrome and other oedematous states amenable to diuretic therapy. Hypertension : may also be used alone in the control of mild to moderate hypertension and in combination with other antihypertensive agents in the treatment of more severe cases. Studies have shown that frusemide is either less effective than or equally effective as thiazide diuretics in uncomplicated hypertension. However, in patients with severe renal function impairment, a diuretic and antihypertensive response to frusemide may be achieved while thiazides have no effect.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White, round biconvex tablet. One face plain and other face scored.

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Food interactions

For the active ingredient furosemide (frusemide)

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Avoid excess salt/sodium unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
  • Increase potassium intake; add a banana or orange juice; unless instructed otherwise.
  • Take with food to reduce irritation.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient furosemide (frusemide)

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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