Active ingredients: furosemide (frusemide)
What it is used for
Frusemide Sandoz Injection High Dose (250 mg/25 mL). Frusemide high dose formulation (250 mg/25 mL) is intended exclusively for patients with severely impaired renal function. For use under strict medical supervision only within a hospital setting (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION). High doses of frusemide may be used as an adjuvant treatment of oliguria and in the promotion of diuresis in the treatment of oedema; in selected patients with acute renal failure (e.g. in the post-operative phase and in association with septic infections), in selected patients with chronic renal failure with fluid retention, both in the pre-dialysis phase and when dialysis has become unavoidable, especially in the presence of acute pulmonary oedema; in selected patients with the nephrotic syndrome with severe impairment of renal function (e.g. in chronic glomerular nephritis, lupus erythematous and Kimmelstiel-Wilson syndrome). If diuresis is less than 2.5 L/day, dialysis has to be used.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A clear to colourless solution.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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.
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