What are Furosemide 40 mg Tablets? What They are Used For?

August 2, 2016

Furosemide 40 mg tablets are used as a water pill. They are under the class of drugs called diuretics. Diuretics help in the elimination or secretion of unwanted body fluids that causes serious effects in the body. One of these serious unwanted body effects is Edema in which the furosemide 40 mg tablets are the best medication that intends to cure it. Edema is the swelling of some body parts caused by abnormal fluid formation between the interstitial spaces of some of our body tissues caused by some health conditions like high blood pressure, lung problems, heart problems, and liver problems. Furosemide 40 mg tablets works by discharging these fluids together with the urine by controlling some kidney functions. Typically, a doctor prescribes you with furosemide 40 mg tablets if you have too much water in the body.

Furosemide 40 mg tablet is an anthranilic acid derivative or it is an amino acid and it is taken through oral administration. Its main active ingredient is furosemide having also inactive ingredients such as magnesium stearate NF, lactose monohydrate NF, colloidal silicon dioxide NF, talc USP and starch NF. Furosemide is typically a white crystalline odourless powder.

Patients who are hypersensitive or allergic to furosemide and other drugs related to sulphonamide should not take the Furosemide 40 mg tablet to avoid harmful body reactions. Also, patients who are already dehydrated should not take any diuretic drugs like Furosemide 40 mg for it could further lessen the amount of water in the body. People with low potassium levels are also not allowed to take this one because Furosemide 40 mg tablet is a kind of potassium wasting diuretic, having a very low potassium level in the body could be very dangerous. Patients with kidney failure are also prohibited from using this drug because Furosemide 40 mg usually increases the process of the kidney, thus, if you have a damage kidney, keeping it more active can totally destroy it. Liver cirrhosis, Addison’s disease, breast feeding women, and people having digitalis poisoning are also not allowed to take Furosemide 40 mg tablet.

The best way of medication using furosemide 40 mg tablets is done together with the prescription of a doctor. Talk to your doctor if you have that kind of diseases that are mentioned earlier so that the doctor could monitor you while you are taking this product. If you have an overdose with this product, immediately consult your doctor to give you an immediate medical attention because overdosing can lead into the increase of some chemicals in the body and can also cause severe dehydration. Just take a forgotten dose as early as you could remember but don’t attempt to have a double dose to make up for the forgotten dose.

Some of the possible side effects of using furosemide 40 mg tablets are severe allergic reactions like skin peeling, skin rashes, dermatitis, inching, and sensitivity to sunlight, difficulty in breathing, swelling in the head, blood vessel inflammation, kidney inflammation, blood clots, fever, and drowsiness. But typically, these are just rare cases. Always consult a doctor when taking furosemide 40 mg for he knows what’s best for use.