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Brand name: Urex

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

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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White, round biconvex tablet. One face plain and other face scored.

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Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
10 tablets (physician's sample): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
100: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 2 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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