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      FRUSELAC TAB

      Country of origin: INDIA

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      10 Units/pack

      MRP 51.20

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      FRUSELAC TAB

      Fruselac tablet
      Uses and Benefits

       

      Uses and Benefits

      Fruselac tablet is a combination medicine used in treatment of resistant oedema associated with chronic heart failure, resistant hypertension, hepatic cirrhosis and secondary hyperaldosteronism (excess aldosterone production due to reduced blood flow to kidneys). The tablet prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and allows it to be removed through urine and prevents swelling and oedema in the body. It also decreases the strains on blood vessels and heart, thereby decreasing high blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attacks, stroke and kidney problems. Frequent monitoring of electrolytes level and blood pressure is necessary during treatment with this tablet. However, the uses mentioned are not exhaustive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

       

      Composition
      The active ingredients of Fruselac tablet are Spironolactone 50MG and Furosemide 20MG
      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

       

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs
      Fruselac tablet contains a diuretic that is derived from sulfamoyl anthranilic acid, primarily inhibits sodium and chloride reabsorption in urine and eliminates excess salt and water by increasing the amount of urine production. It also decreases the strains on blood vessels and heart, thereby decreasing high blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attacks.
      Contraindications and Cautions

       

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Fruselac tablet:

      • Hypersensitivity to furosemide and sulphonamides
      • Hypokalaemia or hyperkalaemia
      • Hypotension
      • Hyponatremia
      • Acute or severe liver failure
      • Anuria
      • Caution:
      • Concomitant use with ACE inhibitors
      • Diabetes mellitus
      • Impaired micturition
      • Electrolyte imbalance
      • Gout
      • Renal or hepatic impairment
      • Metabolic or respiratory acidosis
      • Pregnancy and lactation
      Side Effects

       

      Side and Adverse Effects

      The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Fruselac tablet. When taken in the recommended dosage guidelines, the medicine is well tolerated. You may experience one or more of the following common side effects:

      • Dehydration
      • Dry mouth
      • Hypotension
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Weakness
      • Loss of appetite
      • Abdominal pain
      • Difficulty in breathing
      • Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
      • Increased blood uric acid
      • Decreased sodium, magnesium, calcium levels in blood

      Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

      • Skin rash
      • Dizziness
      • Irregular heartbeat
      • Headache
      • Hearing impairment
      How to Use

       

      How to Use

      Take Fruselac tablet as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break or crush or chew the tablet.
      Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t swallow two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
      The tablet can be taken with or without food. If significant stomach upset occurs, you could take it with food. Take the tablet at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. It is best to take this medicine in the morning or before four hours of going to bed as it contains a diuretic and will make you urinate frequently.
      Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount suggested.

      Overdosage

      Avoid taking more than the recommended dosage. In case of accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage of Fruselac tablet, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Drowsiness
      • Mental confusion
      • Profound diuresis resulting in dehydration
      • Blood volume reduction
      • Somnolence
      • Confusion
      • Electrolyte disturbances
      • Hypotension
      • Fast heartbeat
      • Administer fluid and electrolyte replacement as required for extensive fluid loss. Administer activated charcoal within 1 hour of ingesting toxic doses.
      Warnings and Precautions

       

      Warnings and Precautions

      Take Fruselac tablet only on the advice of medical practitioner. Dosage adjustments or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      Extreme caution is advised among patients with known history of kidney diseases due to increased risk of worsening of the patient’s condition. Dose adjustments of the tablet may be needed. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is recommended while taking this tablet. If you have any, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

      Liver:

      Caution is advised among people with liver problems. Close monitoring of liver function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any liver problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the taking this tablet.

      Pregnancy:

      Use of Fruselac tablet is not advised unless the clinical condition of the patient requires treatment. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Lactation:

      This medicine is considered safe to use in nursing mothers unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on infants is not clearly established, we recommend that you to consult your doctor before consuming the tablet.

      Alcohol:

      Consumption of alcohol with Fruselac tablet is not recommended as it increases side effects such as difficulty in concentration, dizziness, light headedness. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      Driving:

      The tablet may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Food:

      Potassium rich diet should be avoided.

      Drug Interactions:

      Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Fruselac tablet with dexamethasone Na phosphate, hypokalaemia with K-spring diuretics, cardiac glycosides, lithium, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, amphotericin B, aminoglycoside antibiotics, toxicity with digoxin, NSAIDs, metformin.

      Precautions
      • Do not use this medicine past the expiry date
      • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
      • Keep the medicine out of reach of children
      FDA Pregnancy Category

       

      FDA Pregnancy Category
      Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Furosemide for:

      This medication is a diuretic agent, prescribed for fluid retention in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease or kidney disorder. It helps the kidney to get rid of unwanted water from the body.

      How does Furosemide work:

      Furosemide gets rid of extra salt and water in the body.

      How should Furosemide be used:

      PO- The usual initial dose is 20 to 80 mg given as a single dose. Max: 600 mgday. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.

      Common side effects of Furosemide :

      Feeling dizzy. Rise slowly over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing. Belly pain. Headache. Low potassium levels. Signs include feeling tired, weak, numbness, or tingling; muscle cramps; hard stools (constipation); throwing up; or a fast heartbeat. Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Hard stools (constipation). Drinking more liquids, working out, or adding fiber to your diet may help. Talk with your doctor about a stool softener or laxative. Hearing loss. This can be long-lasting. - Liquid: - Loose stools (diarrhea) with high doses.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

      What precautions should I take when taking Furosemide :

      If you have an allergy to furosemide or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have a sulfa (sulfonamide) allergy, talk with your doctor. If you have trouble passing urine.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of low potassium. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea). A big weight gain. Swelling in your legs or belly. Change in hearing. Not able to pass urine. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Furosemide with other medicines:

      Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Furosemide :

      Store it at room temperature (25°C) and in an airtight container.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Diuretics


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of the Fruselac tablet?

      The tablet is a combination medicine used in treatment of resistant oedema associated with chronic heart failure, resistant hypertension, hepatic cirrhosis and secondary hyperaldosteronism (excess aldosterone production due to reduced blood flow to kidneys). The tablet prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and allows it to be removed through urine and prevents swelling and oedema in the body. It also decreases the strains on blood vessels and heart, thereby decreasing high blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attacks, stroke and kidney problems. Frequent monitoring of electrolytes level and blood pressure is necessary during treatment with this tablet.

      Q2. What are the side effects of the Fruselac tablet?

      The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. When taken in the recommended dosage guidelines, the medicine is well tolerated. More common side effects include dehydration, dry mouth, hypotension, nausea or vomiting, weakness, loss of appetite, increased levels of serum uric acid, glucose, lipids and urea, abdominal pain, difficulty in breathing, increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight, decreased sodium, magnesium, calcium levels in blood. Rare side effects of the medicine include skin rash, dizziness, headache, irregular heartbeat, hearing impairment.

      Q3. Should we take Fruselac tablet with food or without food?

      The tablet can be taken with or without food or as advised by the doctor. To reduce gastrointestinal discomfort, the medicine may be taken with meals.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Fruselac tablet?

      If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to furosemide and sulphonamides, hypokalaemia or hyperkalaemia, hypotension, hyponatremia, acute or severe liver failure, renal failure with anuria. Caution is advised among patients with concomitant use with ACE inhibitors, prediabetes or diabetes mellitus, electrolyte disturbances, gout, risk of hyperuricaemia, impaired micturition, renal or hepatic impairment, metabolic or respiratory acidosis, pregnancy and lactation.

      Q5. Does Fruselac tablet make you sleepy?

      The tablet may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Q6. Is Fruselac tablet harmful? What does an overdose of Fruselac tablet lead to?

      The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Overdose of this medicine leads to drowsiness, mental confusion, blood volume reduction, somnolence, confusion, electrolyte disturbances, hypotension, profound diuresis resulting in dehydration, fast heartbeat. Administer fluid and electrolyte replacement as required for extensive fluid loss.

      Q7. Can I take Fruselac tablet during pregnancy?

      The tablet is not advised unless the clinical condition of the patient requires treatment. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Q8. Can Fruselac tablet be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

      No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Fruselac tablet?

      Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases side effects such as difficulty in concentration, dizziness, light headedness. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      Q10. How to store Fruselac tablet?

      Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

      Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Fruselac tablet, can I mix it in water and drink it?

      This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

      Q12. Can we give Fruselac tablet to children?

      This tablet is not recommended for children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Fruselac tablet?

      The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is 30 to 60 minutes after administered.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Fruselac tablet last?

      The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is for about 24-36 hours.

      Q15. Can we take Fruselac tablet daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day.

      Q16. For how many days should I take the Fruselac tablet?

      The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

      Q17. When should I take Fruselac tablet?

      Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. It is best to take this medicine in the morning or before four hours of going to bed as it contains a diuretic and will make you urinate frequently.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

      Seller Information
      Manufactured By

      LUPIN LTD

      a-28/1, m.i.d.c, chikalthana,aurangabad - 431210, india

      Packed By

      LUPIN LTD

      a-28/1, m.i.d.c, chikalthana,aurangabad - 431210, india

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