Diurin (Frusemide)

Diurin is typically used to treat patients who have endured severe kidney problems. The drug may also be used to treat other problems in your body that your doctor may have recommended. The active ingredient in Diurin is Frusemide, which retains fluids in your body.

Diurin is a drug that can become dangerous if used on an individual who is allergic frusemide or other ingredients listed in Diurin, does NOT have kidney problems, has complete kidney failure, is pregnant or breast feeding or has liver problems.

The symptoms of allergic reaction to taking Diurin may include shortness of breath, facial swelling, extreme coughing / wheezing, swelling of other parts of the body and itching / hives on the skin.

Before you go ahead and take Diurin, be sure to mention to your doctor if you have liver problems, you are about to have surgery, you have urinary problems or you have gout. It is important to tell your doctor about these symptoms to avoid future complications.

Taking other medications may affect the effectiveness of Diurin. It is important to bring your current and previous dosage information to your doctor to avoid any future complications with the treatment of your illness. These are following medications may interfere with your doage of Diurin: Glucocorticoids Salicylates including aspirin, tubocurarine, succinylcholine, Lithium, Antibiotics, Ethacrynic acid, ACE inhibitors, indomethacin, acetylsalicylic acid, Phenytoin, methotrexate, probenecid, Theophylline. Anticonvulsants. Antidiabetics, Pressor amines and Sucralfate.

To take Diurin, you will refer to the prescription your doctor made out for you. It is important to follow the presecription exactly as indicated by your doctor. You are to continue treatment as long as your doctor tells you to.

The use of Diurin should be reported to doctors, dentists and pharmacists that may be treating you aside from your prescription (to make sure they don’t give you anything that isn’t compatible with the drug).

You should always tell your doctor if unusual symptoms are occurring while on Diurin. Until you are 100% sure that Diurin doesn’t affect your performance in day to day tasks, please stay away from heavy machinery, driving and jobs requiring you to be alert.

Side effects of Diurin may include the following: headaches, dizziness, dry mouth, blurred vision, diarrhea, constipation, buzzing in ears, numbness, rash, unusual bruising and restlessness. If any of those side effects bother you, be sure to report them to your doctor.

Tell your doctor immediately if you experience: fainting, lightheadedness, calf muscle spasms, vomiting and light sensitivity. If you experience these, you may need medical attention.

In case of overdose, go to your nearest hospital and seek urgent medical attention.