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Brand name: Frusemide (Claris)

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

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Frusemide (Claris) 20 mg/2 mL injection solution, 25 x 2 mL ampoules

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What this medicine is for

Oedema: Frusemide-Claris Injection is indicated in adults, infants and children for the 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 should be reserved for patients unable to take oral medication or for patients in emergency clinical situations. Frusemide-Claris Injection is also indicated as adjunctive therapy in acute pulmonary oedema and cerebral oedema where intense and rapid onset is desired. If gastrointestinal absorption is impaired or oral medication is not practical for any reason, frusemide is indicated by the intravenous route. Parenteral use should be replaced with oral frusemide as soon as practical.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear colourless solution
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intramuscular
Medicine schedule
25 x 2 mL ampoules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5 x 2mL 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 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 3 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

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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